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18-07-2021, 07:29 PM
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UK terminology/lingo

I accept that this is a UK focused forum.

Itís just that there are times when I feel like chop.

I struggle to understand some common UK terms so if itís Minx asking you to please explain the term, please do or Iím going to look so foolish. Iím lost in translationÖ

Iíve got half a brain - promise

Do you struggle with some terms/terminology?
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18-07-2021, 07:31 PM
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Naturally.
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18-07-2021, 07:36 PM
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How was I supposed to know what can make one blind
Further, that doesn’t even make any sense!
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18-07-2021, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Minx ->
How was I supposed to know what can make one blind
Further, that doesnít even make any sense!

Boys used to be told, usually by their mum's that if they pulled their plonkers (masturbated) it would affect their eyesight.
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18-07-2021, 07:42 PM
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Hi

Minx,we have idioms, which are very local even in the UK.

Keep Posting, you are so genuinely lovely nobody rational could take any offence at all.
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18-07-2021, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
Boys used to be told, usually by their mum's that if they pulled their plonkers (masturbated) it would affect their eyesight.
Thought it was also partly due to actual pupil dilation
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18-07-2021, 07:46 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

Originally Posted by Minx ->
How was I supposed to know what can make one blind
Further, that doesnít even make any sense!
It's what authoritarian adults used to tell children to deter them from the disapproved of activity. That was way back when children were innocent enough to believe it, of course.


What does "I feel like chop" mean, btw?
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Perhaps that explains why specsavers are such big business.
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18-07-2021, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Minx ->
How was I supposed to know what can make one blind
Further, that doesnít even make any sense!

It did to me...
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18-07-2021, 07:48 PM
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I love how SA folk always say "it's my pleasure" when you say thank you to them. We should adopt that.
 
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