Ask a britt

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  1. DayPlay3

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    Ever wonder about life in the Great Britain? Do post you inquiries here so our friends across the pond might enlighten us.

    I'd like to start with a question about something I can't seem to understand. Consider this video to highlight my question.



    What The Fuck is up with Soccer Hooligans singing, "I'm forever blowing bubbles" ???

    Seems like something out of " AClockWork Orange". I keep expecting to see Alex DeLarge in his bowler dancing out onto the field to lead the song and then beat the hell out of the Linesman. :eek:
     
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    Is that warm beer thing just in England or is it also Scotland, Ireland and a Welsh thing too?
     
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    Football not soccer if we are talking about British team
     
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    Room temperature beer or ales not warm
     
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    Same in Scotland - ales are usually served at room temperature, but lagers are usually served cold.
     
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    Only thing I can think is mulled wine and cider
     
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    Room temp = warm ;)

    Not saying it's bad - just learning about Britts
     
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    When talking to a few woman Britt tourists. I made a comment about a man wearing a Fanny Pack.

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    They blushed and started laughing???
    :confused::confused::confused:

    What was that about?
     
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    Fanny = pussy :)

    Also we find the bame randy hilarious. Randy = horny
     
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    So I said Pussy Pack to them? :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    Whilst I do not speak for the whole of Britain please do not judge us by our football chants - there are many more examples than the one above. Some can be quite moving like "you'll never walk alone" others are specifically to put the other side down, such as singing Burnley fans eat bananas with their feet (like I said, don't judge us). Rugby is another sport where we have lots of chants too. I am sure someone on here will be able to explain the significance of that particular chant.
     
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    Also,
    fortnight = 2 weeks (as in fourteen nights)
    Quid = £ (same as you guys saying "a buck")
    Colour is spelled with a U!
    If something is bollocks its bad, but something that is "the dogs bollocks" is good (like "the bees knees)
     
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    The spirit of this thread is one of enlightenment.

    BTW - I played Rugby in College
     
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    I love this thread :)
     
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    Known as a "bum bag" by many in Britain - just awful. But yes fanny does mean pussy
     
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    Rugby hurts! Its fun though :)

    Also, American "cheese" isn't as world beating as you all seem to think (especially those from wisconsin)
     
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    Rugby a Thug's game played by Gentleman.Some of the best day's of my youth were on the Rugby pitch.
     
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    It seems a lot of these posts apply to Australia too (being a British colony), such as the spelling of coloUr, as well as favour, neighbour etc. :)
    We don't have the football chants that the UK does though. We play football and Rugby but it doesn't have the cult following that it does in the UK.

    Just in case anyone cares....
     
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    I tend to think "OZ" could support a thread all by it's self. :D