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Old 07.05.2007, 05:21 PM   #81
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And of course, any British guy going into a bar in America should resist informing anyone that they're gasping for a fag.
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Old 07.05.2007, 05:22 PM   #82
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Old 07.05.2007, 05:23 PM   #83
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And of course, any British guy going into a bar in America should resist informing anyone that they're gasping for a fag.

i did that actually, one guy got up and left.
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Old 07.05.2007, 05:23 PM   #84
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I don't judge, just mocking the american junk food we get over here in my last post.
I think it is impossible to judge food, for there is so much good and bad foods out there all over the world, not just at Katz deli in NY.

the only bad fast food I've had in the US has either been at airports or in shopping malls. Other than those, it's always been great.
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Old 07.05.2007, 05:25 PM   #85
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i did that actually, one guy got up and left.

I didn't realise how offensive saying 'cunt' was until I went to America. tumbleweeds...no joke.
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Old 07.05.2007, 06:01 PM   #86
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Are you kidding?

British cuisine has to be some of the worst in the world.

I went to a british pub 3 weeks ago, and it was one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. My shepherd's pie was great. Next time I'm going I'm gonna get a toad in the hole.
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Old 07.05.2007, 06:06 PM   #87
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I didn't realise how offensive saying 'cunt' was until I went to America. tumbleweeds...no joke.

Haha. Yeah.

What's the most offensive word in the UK? I've been told gee is in ireland, but Paul's grandpa calls someone a powdered geegaw in hard day's night, so it must not be that bad in there.
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Old 07.05.2007, 06:08 PM   #88
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I say cunt all the time here and I'm always amazed that it's a shocker.
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Old 07.05.2007, 08:23 PM   #89
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Old 07.05.2007, 08:24 PM   #90
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I say cunt all the time here and I'm always amazed that it's a shocker.

I'm shocked by that too. It's just a word, but people always give me "go to hell" looks when I use it, even constant profaners.
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Old 07.06.2007, 03:37 AM   #91
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Unless you're talking about michelin starred restaurants (which tend to serve French food anyway) my experience of American food is that it's far superior to British cooking.

The people are generally friendlier than the British. The real difference is definitely the humour. But I'd say that this has far less to do with any kind of Anglo-American divide and more to do with general cultural differences that distinguish most countries from one another.

One thing though: Americans that I've met just can't get their head around socialism in a way that most Europeans seem able to.

But you are an american with a cockney accent.
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Old 07.06.2007, 03:42 AM   #92
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The Americans gave the world Arthur Miller, whilst we Brits gave the world Arthur Mullard.
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Old 07.06.2007, 03:45 AM   #93
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Just think how cool it would have been if Marilyn Monroe had married Arthur Mullard.

And it would have kept her away from JFK. I bet she wouldn't have found Harold Macmillan so attractive.
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Old 07.06.2007, 03:48 AM   #94
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...and Marilyn could have co-starred with Robin Askwith in any number of 70's British sex comedies.
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Old 07.06.2007, 04:20 AM   #95
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Haha. Yeah.

What's the most offensive word in the UK?

I don't think there is a single word. Cunt isn't something you'd say in front of your parents, but isn't as shocking as it is in America.

Nonce is a pretty bad one here. I wouldn't use that very freely. It refers to a pedo usually. It's what they wrote on their criminal record. it stands for Not Of Normal Criminal Ethos.
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Old 07.06.2007, 04:27 AM   #96
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Is "ponce"an acronym too? As offensive words go, I guess the use of racial slurs are still pretty shocking here (eg. the 'n' word). Overuse of the word "cunt" is not so much shocking as boring as infantile. Like all words, an "offensive" word used at a certain point and delivered in a certain way can be devastating.
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Old 07.06.2007, 04:36 AM   #97
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Is "ponce"an acronym too?

I was wondering about that too. I think it originally referred to a pimp, but don't understand why.
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Old 07.06.2007, 04:55 AM   #98
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Old 07.06.2007, 05:02 AM   #99
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