Monday, September 18, 2023

Memes that made me laugh 177


Gathered around the Internet over the past week.  Click any image for a larger view.

More next week.



Francis Turner said...

The British slang totally ignores the critical C word that rhymes with Hunt. Admittedly it's a complicated word with many meanings and indeed, as with the F word, it can be used as a noun, verb, adjective and so on.

Also the word pants can mean more than just underwear. It has connotations of "bad" or "useless"

"That Fiat is total pants" == "That fiat is not a good car to drive/own"

SiGraybeard said...

The misspelling goes really well with the one about swimming with dolphins.

Tsgt Joe said...

Found most of the British slang to be very familiar. My dad used most of it. He was from Pennsylvania but his mom was the first in her family born in the US, his grands and uncles were all born in the UK. Spending WW2 in England probably helped.

edlfrey said...

Reading a lot of British authors helps a lot with understanding British slang. I do that so understood most of the slang presented.

Vermont Farm Wife said...

My mother-in-law was a war bride from England and the only member of her family to come to the US, so all my husband's cousins are still there. They phone us periodically for a chat; I speak English, they speak English, but I don't always understand what they're talking about, so I've gotten in the habit of reading the Daily Mail and watching Britcoms on PBS to expand my vocabulary. Lists like this help, too. The first time one of them referred to our sons as 'the lads' my mind went immediately to The Beatles.

Doonhamer said...

British slang is complicated, because it all depends on the region. And the region can be as small as a section of a city.
And it mutates. And gets complicated by rhyming slang. An example.
A "scooby". From the American cartoon of the 60s. Scooby Doo.
Rhymes with "clue'. Apocryphal tale. (Posh way of saying fictitious.)
New American manager at Scottish works instructs his supervisor to have a minion execute a task.
Supervisor tells his manager that that is a no go because the minion does not have a Scooby
Manager exclaims "Well, just go out and buy as many scoobies as are needed."
"Pissed" in UK means drunk. "Pissed off" means to be extremely unenthused. But to tell someone to "piss off" means to go away, or to stop pulling my plonker.
Many Scots Irish terms pop up in the Colonies - NZ, Aus, Southern USA, Oklahma, Arkansas.
Isn't dialect wonderful. I love the variation.

BobF said...

Seems to me the shock collar is a blog owner speaking. :-)

Hamsterman said...

That AR is NOT California compliant, as it has a pistol grip. That is a prohibited feature.

Anonymous said...

If a Brit asks if you “wanna fag”, he’s not a homosexual.
He’s asking if you want a cigarette.