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post #61 of 63
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Originally Posted by vanity
"tarred her with the same brush as yobs."
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23382654-details/Shop+bans+Jay,+the+two-year-old+'hoodie'/article.do

You know they do that just to mess with people. They make it up on-spot.

Weeeeeeeeeell, debatable. That's a pretty common expression!
post #62 of 63
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Originally Posted by vanity
I think the hardest part will be thinking up ridiculous and confusing phrases brits use. Many times when I read british news stories, I don't have a clue what they're talking about.

I, a French citizen, have often "translated" British English for my American friends.
post #63 of 63
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Originally Posted by Fabienne
I, a French citizen, have often "translated" British English for my American friends.

They also have a tendency to say "right?" after each point in a sentence. I'm not sure if they're ending the thought by saying that or if they're looking for actual affirmation.
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