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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #210 on: April 21, 2018, 11:56:37 pm »
Faf I believe means "pain in the a$$" (which would be ar$e)

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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #211 on: April 22, 2018, 05:49:13 am »
Definitely Postman otherwise it would be Mailman Mike instead of Postman Pat :)

Except here we can no longer officially use the word "man" in anything (even when the person is male), because it is not politically correct.  So it would be "postal carrier", "letter carrier", or "mail carrier".

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Since I don't like PC, I will continue to put "man" and "woman" at the end when referring to specific people :)  Although I do often use the neuter version when referring to the generic/collective.  Some really sound beyond strange though-

fisherwoman?  fisher person??  Maybe just "fisher"

Where I work, when we had a female in charge of the Board, people kept calling her the "chairman" and I refused to do that.  I called her the "chairwoman" since it seemed really odd to say just "chair", like I was calling a person a piece of furniture  :)
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #212 on: April 22, 2018, 09:42:39 am »
In fairness most people tend to refer to them as "the postie" which is gender neutral ;)


 
Except here we can no longer officially use the word "man" in anything (even when the person is male), because it is not politically correct.  So it would be "postal carrier", "letter carrier", or "mail carrier".

police officer
fire fighter
chair person
sports person

Since I don't like PC, I will continue to put "man" and "woman" at the end when referring to specific people :)  Although I do often use the neuter version when referring to the generic/collective.  Some really sound beyond strange though-

fisherwoman?  fisher person??  Maybe just "fisher"

Where I work, when we had a female in charge of the Board, people kept calling her the "chairman" and I refused to do that.  I called her the "chairwoman" since it seemed really odd to say just "chair", like I was calling a person a piece of furniture  :)
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #213 on: April 22, 2018, 12:35:46 pm »
I've joined a multistrada forum that has predominantly UK members, some europers but few Americans. I am starting to talk like a Brit. Kit instead of gear. Sat Nav for GPS. Faf I believe means "pain in the a$$" (which would be ar$e) and then the're mate. That's def. different.

"FAF about"........ to take a extra long time to complete a simple task
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #214 on: April 22, 2018, 01:26:04 pm »
"FAF about"........ to take a extra long time to complete a simple task

as welll as being a PITA , eg that was a real faf(f)
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #215 on: April 23, 2018, 09:08:20 am »
In fairness most people tend to refer to them as "the postie" which is gender neutral ;)

I must say, "postie" doesn't sound gender neutral.

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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #216 on: April 23, 2018, 09:15:37 am »
I must say, "postie" doesn't sound gender neutral.
Why?  Too close to pastie?   :yikes:
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #217 on: April 25, 2018, 06:26:09 am »


South Africans are just generally rude & obnoxious ;)



Well Mikey, seeing that us SA'ns are rude and obnoxious, let me live up to it.....  :stirpot:

Do you know what us Afrikaans speaking people call you okes from GB........?

"Souties"..... Short for "Sout Pielle"....excuse my language please....?

Sout=salt and pielle=penis', so roughly translated, it means salt-d*cks..... Reason being that with the Anglo-Boer war, the okes were one foot in  GB, the other in SA, with the their d*cks hanging in the ocean.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #218 on: April 25, 2018, 07:42:32 am »
Well Mikey, seeing that us SA'ns are rude and obnoxious, let me live up to it.....  :stirpot:

Do you know what us Afrikaans speaking people call you okes from GB........?

"Souties"..... Short for "Sout Pielle"....excuse my language please....?

Sout=salt and pielle=penis', so roughly translated, it means salt-d*cks..... Reason being that with the Anglo-Boer war, the okes were one foot in  GB, the other in SA, with the their d*cks hanging in the ocean.... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Differences between English and English (UK vs. US)
« Reply #219 on: April 25, 2018, 11:42:27 pm »
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