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Fun phrases from other countries/cultures.
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Fun phrases from other countries/cultures.
I've traveled a wee bit and picked up the odd phrases or two. Most lie lost in the rubbish heap under my scalp. But a few stick up. One of my favorites:

Phrase: "Ya daft bastard!"

Usage sample: "Private Kelly! Will you be havin' a fag in the powder storage again today, ya daft bastard?"
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RE: Fun phrases from other countries/cultures.
Not really a phrase, but on my first trip to Australia, because plugs are different, I couldn't plug my computer in to their sockets because the prongs were different. So my first day there she kept on saying "powerpoint"....... And all I could think was, " I need a plug adaptor not  software."  It is also like how they call shrimp "prawns". 

And don't ask for a hamburger in Australia if you want an American version. And when you say "chicken wings" they give you the entire wing, full size, not the buffalo winglets we serve here. And pizza, yea, not the same. Not bad, but still, not the same.

Nothing wrong with different things at all. But language is funny between different societies.
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RE: Fun phrases from other countries/cultures.
Soviet Union (circa 1980s) - regarding communism.


"We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us."
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RE: Fun phrases from other countries/cultures.
(August 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm)onlinebiker Wrote: Soviet Union (circa 1980s) - regarding communism.


"We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us."

"I was considering espionage, but I couldn't afford the bullet."

(Smersh Spionen billed the family of "convicted" spies for the bullet used to execute them.)
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