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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I think you got that one from us. It so fits the British mindset (and by inference the Australian one).
    I'm sure we did. A good half of the Aussie slang is really just recycled British slang.
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    Re: bumdarts

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Don't think so, I've never heard that one.
    1) Americans rarely use the word "bum".

    2) It sounds like something a Brit or an Irishman would come up with...

    3) I heard it from a Brit.

    4) If you're telling me you've heard all the slang, old and new, that's come out of the United Kingdom, then... well... goddamn!
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    Apparently, there is somewhat of a New York dialect.

    We say words like horrible, forest, majority, Florida, and porridge- emphasizing the 'o' like one would do for 'pot' instead of 'port' like what everyone in the South seems to do.

    It's funny to me because I went to college where the majority of people said words the non New York way- now I'm back in good ol' Long Island where people speak these words normally, :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel De Mazarin View Post
    Re: bumdarts



    1) Americans rarely use the word "bum".

    2) It sounds like something a Brit or an Irishman would come up with...

    3) I heard it from a Brit.

    4) If you're telling me you've heard all the slang, old and new, that's come out of the United Kingdom, then... well... goddamn!
    Well, if it is british slang, its remarkably obscure! If I do a search for the word on google, limited to UK websites... virtually none. 2 or 3 obscure references. Nearly all the references are the US.

    Sure, I don't know all the British slang there is, but I've heard most of it, at the different class levels, and this one... never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Well, if it is british slang, its remarkably obscure! If I do a search for the word on google, limited to UK websites... virtually none. 2 or 3 obscure references. Nearly all the references are the US.

    Sure, I don't know all the British slang there is, but I've heard most of it, at the different class levels, and this one... never.
    Well, it's funny as hell wherever it came from!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelie View Post
    Well, I'm not quite fond of the derogatory slant on homosexuality. I think the term "playing bumdarts" is just a hella funny euphemism for having anal sex, man on man, man on woman, woman on man, or woman on woman (for the last two, don't ask me how, or I'll say how)...

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    I like how an entire post is merely a one-word interrogative: "bumdarts?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelie View Post
    I never realized that no one else added the word "the" before the highway number. The word "the" kinda takes the place of the word "highway" when you don't feel like saying "Highway 101" every single time. [snipped agreed-with section]

    It's not just a SoCal thing, either, we said it in the bay area, too.
    It's a California thing in general, but I believe it originally started in SoCal (specifically Los Angeles) due to the large number of freeways, state roads, county roads, and so-forth. What foreigners don't catch is that "the" does not denote "freeway", but means "any numbered road". In much of the rest of the country people will specify the prefix based on who owns and maintains it: CR, SR, Highway, Freeway (appears to be used to denote a federal controlled-access loop road), Interstate (roads that cross states in the same system), etc. We just call them by their number with "the" to identify them as one of the above, except certain rural interstate roads we call "routes", and named rural roads (which overrides the road number). For instance, Silver Strand Boulevard is called "the 75", in spite of having multiple names along it's route. This usage is so ubiquitous that most of us don't even know the official names of the freeways we use. I'd bet that almost nobody here could tell me the official names of the 8, the 805, and the 15 without looking them up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Well, it's not really mine, but "hella" (hella cool = really cool) is a word that originated here in the Bay Area. I think "sick" was a Californian word as well (sick = great).
    "Hella" is exclusively NorCal. You'd get your buttocks handed to you if you dared use such lame slang down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel De Mazarin View Post
    I like how an entire post is merely a one-word interrogative: "bumdarts?"
    Thanks. I thought it was the laziest...I mean... MOST EFFICIENT way to ask if that was indeed the definition of the word "bumdarts"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firelie View Post
    Thanks. I thought it was the laziest...I mean... MOST EFFICIENT way to ask if that was indeed the definition of the word "bumdarts"
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