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    - I'm just doing it for shits n' giggles. (American)

    - Oh, bollocks! (British: meaning 'balls')

    - What, those two? They're in the back playing bumdarts. (Also British, I believe).

    - Bloody wanker! (both "bloody" and "wanker" are, independently, excellent words) (British)

    - My appointment got preponed by two days! It's on the 15th as opposed to the 17th. (Indian: 'to prepone' is the opposite of 'to postpone')

    - bellypopper for Helicopter... chiddler for child... (R. Dahl)

    - droog for friend... devotchka for a girl or lady... in-out-in-out for sex... lot of the other terms from A. Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange"

    - "popping a squat" (<-- that's hilarious!) (American)

    - "hifalutin" (American: pretentious... comes from "high fluting")

    - "wicked" as an intensifying adjective (New England/American slang)

    - "ri-cock-ulous" for "ridiculous" (American)

    - "right in the kissah!" (American)

    - "to piss one's life away" (lovely... must be American)

    - "strategery" and "misunderestimate" (American!!!)

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    - "Bastiche!" <-- cuss word used by Lobo, a comic character from the DC universe.
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    "Prepone" is great! It would be such a useful word. I call for its immediate implementation.

    I recognized all the American phrases except "popping a squat". I have a guess at what it means, but I really don't know.
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    Wonderer Samuel De Mazarin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    "Prepone" is great! It would be such a useful word. I call for its immediate implementation.

    I recognized all the American phrases except "popping a squat". I have a guess at what it means, but I really don't know.
    Yes... "prepone" is quite a useful term... particularly with all my friends in the States saying "We'll move it up..." and I'm left thinking... up? Up in the calendar? What is up? Does up correspond to before or to later? SHOULD IT?


    I'll take that as an encore... my final three, all from Indian English:

    "Eve-teasing" <-- harassment of women

    "He's a bit on the healthy side." <-- he's fat.

    "Dude, your new shirt's high-tech!" <-- "high-tech" or "hi-tech" means, simply, "really cool"

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    None of these last three phrases is nearly as worthy of being inducted into standard English as "prepone"... but I think "Eve-teasing" is too funny for words (pun very much intended).

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    As for "popping a squat", it's equivalent to "dropping the kids off at the pool" and "taking a dump".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Warp View Post
    Flatline- to die
    Nice screen-name
    Madman's azure lie: a zen miasma ruled.

    Realize us, Madman!

    I razed a slum, Amen.

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    Dickwad: a dickwad is someone who doesn't get laid often, otherwise known an an NT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owl View Post
    Dickwad: a dickwad is someone who doesn't get laid often, otherwise known an an NT.
    A dickwad is someone who doesn't get laid often because he's an asshole/jerk/moron. You have to have the reason for not getting laid...plenty of people out there aren't getting laid that aren't dickwads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelie View Post
    A dickwad is someone who doesn't get laid often because he's an asshole/jerk/moron. You have to have the reason for not getting laid...plenty of people out there aren't getting laid that aren't dickwads.
    Hear hear! Some of us are just really sexually apathetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Knackered tends to work for general tiredness exhaustion. It comes from the "knacker's yard".. a place where lame horses were sent to end their days in a short sharp manner.
    Yeah, in Australia "knackered" almost always just means really, really tired.

    Also, these aussie phrases amuse me:

    "can't be arsed" = can't be bothered
    "to cark it" = to die
    "idiot box" = TV
    "drive the porcelain bus", "to have a technicolour yawn" = to vomit
    "spewin' " = to be really pissed off about something (or alternatively, as a word of sympathy when someone tells you about something awful that happened to them)

    It's not a pretentious language, ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel De Mazarin View Post

    - What, those two? They're in the back playing bumdarts. (Also British, I believe).
    Don't think so, I've never heard that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by arcticangel02 View Post
    Also, these aussie phrases amuse me:

    "can't be arsed" = can't be bothered
    I think you got that one from us. It so fits the British mindset (and by inference the Australian one).

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