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Funny, stupid words and things specific to your country, region whatever...?
JoeL_CQB at 1:26PM, July 24, 2009
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i like the term Po-Po :)

“that goes” is another one for cool

and there's also “audi 5000” which is suppose to sound like “outie 5000” which means “i'm out of here”

came from the car audi 5000 which has a really responsive gas pedal.
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Hawk at 1:51PM, July 24, 2009
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Bunyip
-Big ugly monster that haunts outback watering holes in the bush, waiting to catch some unwary camper.

Billabong
-Name for a bush watering hole, the kind that a Bunyip likes to hang around.

You know, when I was little I watched an Australian cartoon called “Dot and the Kangaroo”. I guess it taught me a lot more about Australia than I realized.
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Ironscarf at 3:23PM, July 24, 2009
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In the UK we had Rolf Harris, who taught us all we needed to know about billabongs:

More Midlands:

Jitty: A narrow alleyway between houses usually leading to an adjacent street.

Mardy: A person who is petulantly sulking is said to be mardy, as in, “ That mardy bastard won't come out of the jitty mi duck!”
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cirienphoenix at 3:52PM, July 24, 2009
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It's may be a regional thing, I don't know, but in the state of New York more than anywhere, I've heard people call shopping carts the following:

-Shopping trolley
-Buggy
-Basket

All three of those boil my blood with incredible rage because a cart is nothing like any of those three descriptions in my opinion.
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Niccea at 8:14PM, July 24, 2009
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10 points, 20 points, etc.:
I think that came from “Death Race 2000.” XD
XD or a sketch about driving on the Red Skelton show. (I'm not old I just had to do a unit on him in theater class.)
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ozoneocean at 10:52PM, July 24, 2009
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Mardy: A person who is petulantly sulking is said to be mardy, as in, “ That mardy bastard won't come out of the jitty mi duck!”
I had a pommy friend who said used that a lot :)
cirienphoenix
-Shopping trolley
That's what they're called in Australia ;)
But then, nothing else is called a “trolley” here so the use of that word is completely unconflicted.
What in the U.S. you might call a “trolley” or a “street car”, we call a tram.


What in the US is called a “train car” is called a “train carriage” here.
 
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AQua_ng at 3:09AM, July 25, 2009
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In England, we have the word ‘Muggle’ which mea-

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ozoneocean at 3:45AM, July 25, 2009
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You have chavs and hoodies too. Charming creatures.
 
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parkbenchbook at 5:19AM, July 25, 2009
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Wicked.
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ozoneocean at 5:38AM, July 25, 2009
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Wicked.
That one is pretty universal in English.
 
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parkbenchbook at 6:00AM, July 25, 2009
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Wicked.
That one is pretty universal in English.

Really? As in that's wicked good?
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ParkerFarker at 6:05AM, July 25, 2009
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Wicked.
That one is pretty universal in English.

Really? As in that's wicked good?
yeah.



also, I just want to say that in Australia, we don't say shrimp, we say prawn. So that whole “Put another shrimp on the barbie” thing is wrong.

We do say Barbie though.

“We are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.” - Blackadder
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parkbenchbook at 6:12AM, July 25, 2009
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Wicked.
That one is pretty universal in English.

Really? As in that's wicked good?
yeah.



also, I just want to say that in Australia, we don't say shrimp, we say prawn. So that whole “Put another shrimp on the barbie” thing is wrong.

We do say Barbie though.

I've got nothing then. I wish I was from Australia.
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ozoneocean at 7:05AM, July 25, 2009
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I've got nothing then. I wish I was from Australia.
You might get attacked by a drop bear :(
 
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Hyena H_ll at 7:19AM, July 25, 2009
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“Making groceries” instead of shopping for groceries.
“I can?” instead of “Can I?”
“Erl” and “Berl” instead of oil and boil.
The first syllable of every word is emphasized: “PO-lice”; “DE-troit”; “TU-lane”, etc.

I wish I could think of more. New Orleans folk gots bucketloads of 'em.
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timlight at 10:33AM, July 25, 2009
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doorbell names of my Filipino friends & neighbors:
Dingdong
Ding
Dong
Bing
Bong
Bong Bong
Ping
Pong
8D
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istaerlus at 11:41AM, July 25, 2009
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I can't think of any phrases from the part of Canada I live in (southern Ontario) other then Shwa' which is a nickname for the city of Oshawa. I had a teacher from Nova Scotia that called running shoes sneakers and note books scribblers. There was an old Molson commercial that said at least twenty different Canadian terms but I don't remember it.

Oh, and the letter Z is supposed to be pronounced zed not zee.


My family calls low growing ornamental junipers spithers and calls toasters toast-poppers but I think that's just my family and not the rest of Canada.

And I've rarely heard anyone in Canada actually say eh.
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istaerlus at 11:45AM, July 25, 2009
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I found that commercial I was talking about.

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ozoneocean at 1:03PM, July 25, 2009
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When I was growing up, one of the shows always on after school was Beahcombers. We loved that show :)
They said “a-boot” and “eh” a lot in that. Classic Canadian TV. ^__^

“toast-poppers” lol! I love it!
timlight
doorbell names of my Filipino friends & neighbors:
Dingdong
Ding
Dong
Bing
Bong
Bong Bong
Ping
Pong
That is amazingly hilarious!
Hyena H_ll
“PO-lice”; “DE-troit”
Hahaha! I thought that was all America :)
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Guys, those Dot films are state of the art Aussie animation brilliance… Seriously, it's about the best we can manage. -_-
Well, The Magic Pudding was pretty good, but I doubt any of you saw that .
 
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lba at 4:14PM, July 25, 2009
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That is amazingly hilarious!
Hyena H_ll
“PO-lice”; “DE-troit”
Hahaha! I thought that was all America :)


Heck no. Up in Detroit we tend to pronounce the middle of the word. So instead of DE-troit, it's de-TROI-t. And PO-lice is po-LI-ce. Michiganders also have an unusual way of saying the “A” sound. Apparently we draw them out and say it more like Ah than Aa. So about becomes Ahbout.

I also forgot, in Detroit, Popeye's is pretty much the same as fried chicken.

There's also plenty of terms in the US for getting drunk. We're pretty good at coming up with those though I don't know how many of them are universal or heard in other countries. Stuff like, plastered, hammered, s**t-faced, wasted, blacked-out, blitzed, bombed, tanked, buzzed, blasted, krunk, yeagered, trashed, looped, blank, etc.
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seventy2 at 10:04PM, July 25, 2009
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in indiana area (ohio, kentucky) they pronounce wa words with an r in them.

such as wash=war-sh
wabash=war-bash

and others i prolly think are universal but not.
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ozoneocean at 12:09AM, July 26, 2009
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lol!

Well here "pissed“ is what you are when you're dunk. And ”piss“ is another term for beer. If you've ever drunk Aussie beer you'll know why. -_-

Root“ and ”rooting“ are terms for f**k and ”f**king. But when you're really tired after work, you might say “bloody hell, I'm rooted mate!”

When I was little, if something was really cool we'd say "Mint!“ and if it was even cooler than that, we'd say ”mint OX!". I have no idea where that comes from.
 
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timlight at 3:50AM, July 26, 2009
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That is amazingly hilarious!

Thanks. But there's also the telephone “ring” names:
Kring-Kring
Karing
Katring
Charing
Patring
Pedring
Puring

lol!
Enjoy life!
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parkbenchbook at 5:53AM, July 26, 2009
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Wait, I do have one: Leaf Peeper.
It's someone who visits in the fall to drive aound looking at leaves. It's a pretty funny term when you think about it. Leaf peeper. How would someone react if you actually walked up and accused them of leaf peeping?
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seventy2 at 10:12AM, July 26, 2009
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That is amazingly hilarious!

Thanks. But there's also the telephone “ring” names:

americans do that for all asians…we have decided that if you're asian, your name ends with an “ing”. or just “ng”

“ching chong ping pong ding dong?”

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ozoneocean at 10:21AM, July 26, 2009
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americans do that for all asians
That's a little sad… :(

But I did know a couple of people called “Ng”. Vietnamese I think.
 
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bongotezz at 10:22AM, July 26, 2009
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in western NY we refer to any fizzy sugary drink such as pepsi, coke, etc. as POP. it often confuses people from other parts of the united states since they call it soda.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 11:35AM, July 26, 2009
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Here's some Trenton stuff,

-Everything disliked is ‘Dirt’ or ‘Dirty’. Mostly used by teenagers.
-'I seen that' is very common.
-They say ‘Meer’ when saying ‘Mirror’
-'Eating' must always be replaced with ‘Chompin’' or ‘Munchin’'
-Nearly every person in their High School years, sans me and my siblings being foreigners, does drugs.
-Doing any form of drug is ‘doing session’ or something like that.
-Crap grammar defines your average Trentonian.
-'Win' rhymes with ‘when’
-'Somewheres' and ‘Nowheres’ is commonly used aswell.
-Everyone, except my family being foreigners, is fat.
-Everyone, once again excluding us due to being foreigners, is Racist against everything that isn't a white man.
-Other than ‘dirt’, ‘gay’ is used to describe everything disliked. Mostly used by teenagers aswell. According to Trenonians, everything they don't like is happy. Never got why the word ‘Gay’ is associated with ‘Homosexual’…
-Video Gaming Trentonians yell at the TV screen that the game was ‘glitching out’ or something like that if they get killed in any form of game.
-Video Gaming Trentonians also laugh in high pitches and yell ‘DID YOU SEE THAT?!’ everytime they get a headshot. Really. Even louder at FOUR IN THE BLOODY MORNING.
-They seem to think that being ‘Sick’ is a good thing. As in 'That was sick!'.

Most of this is people my age. I can't keep up with my own generation.
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I'm not sure if this happens in other countries, but a lot of people actually say things like “L-O-L”, “O-M-G”, and “PWNED” (Which they actually pronounce PONED). Oh, and “nOOb”. D:
Hey, they do that here too!
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Croi Dhubh at 5:52PM, July 26, 2009
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A few I know from where I've been (California to New Jersey)

1. Rice
-Any vehicle done up in body kits, tail wings looking like they came off a Boeing-747, large exhaust pipe (see “Fart Can” ), underlighting kits, and basically looks like Pokemon vomit

2. Ricer
-The person who drives said car

3. Far Can / Cherry Bomb
-An exhaust, usually the size of a Folgers can, which is more than too large and sounds like a car farting as it revs…usually seen on 4cyl vehicles

4. Guido
-A stereotypical Italian who wears lots of gold jewelry, has slicked back hair, and tries to be more sexy than he or she really is

5. Chug
-Drink something excessively fast

6. Poe Poe
-A cop or police car (IE “There's the poe poe!” )

7. One Time
-A police car, regardless of the number of occupants, being driven down the road

8. Himmed Up
-Wearing your gang colors or colors of your crew (see “crew” )

9. Crew
-The friends or associates your hang out with

10. Wigger
-A white person attempting to act like a stereotypical black person deep seated in the gang subculture (IE Vanilla Ice's original image)

11. Nick Knacks
-Useless items used to decorate your house

12. Blinker
-Your turn signal

13. Ghetto Bird
-A police helicopter
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bravo1102 at 5:20AM, July 27, 2009
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Jersey Bird, Jersey Salute, Jersey wave: The extended middle finger.

Left lane Dick, rolling roadblock, incourteous Richard: Someone who drives the speed limit or less in the left hand lane. In New Jersey it is keep right except to pass! (For you Brits that's keep left except to overtake) Anyone who forgets that and tries to enforce the speed limit by blocking the left lane.

Jughandle: A loop around on the right side of the road to let you make a left turn through a light.

Suicide lane: A third lane in the middle of a road for left turns in either direction that is not at an intersection.

A clarification: gweedette is a female guido. They have BIG hair and talk in butchered Brooklynese (dis, dat, dese and doe) Their clothes are always too tight and in garish colors or they wear garishly colored sweats.

East or west bumfuck: the middle of nowhere. Usually used by North Jersey Benni to describe any town south of Monmouth County. More commonly parking very far away from where your intended destination. “I went to the mall/shore and I ended up parking in East bumfuck!”
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