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Lift

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Davidoc, Jun 3, 2004.


  1. I'm an American. However, I often find myself using the word "lift" instead of "elevator". Is this abnormal? Has the internet messed me up?!!! :meh: ;) :D
     
  2. yes. yes it has. i wish i could afford a flat. that would be jollygood, you codswallowping stinker!
     
  3. Maybe it makes you a wanker? Man i love british folk :)
     
  4. are your teeth rotting?
     
  5. LoJoe

    LoJoe

    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    One of my employees is a Brit. I have taken quite a fondness to the saying he uses "Sod Off". I use it quite freely my self now.
     
  6. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    gosh, who starts threads about themselves?

    sod off.
     
  7. I prefer the term "bugger off," myself.

    But then again, do I not count, since I grew up in Hong Kong? :crying:
     
  8. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    well it was part of England until 1997.

    i have tons of friends from Hong Kong. i think their parents sent them to England to be educated when China took it back.
     
  9. Heh. "Part of England."
    Well, I guess in a way it was...although I suppose "part of the British colony" would be a little more accurate?

    I don't know, it's late, and I should get to bed. But not because it's late, mind you. Rather, because I'm tired.
     
  10. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    yeah, i didn't think that through :p

    you were part of our empire. we owned you good and proper.
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Around here we say spuds instead of potatoes.
     
  12. vegaas

    vegaas

    Nov 6, 2001
    Milwaukee
    Cheeky Monkey
     
  13. When in England or Ireland, if you wish to escort a lady home in your car, DO NOT ask, "Can I give you a ride?" I got slapped in the face for that! :( :D Seriously.

    Ask, "Can I give you a lift?"

    Mike

    P.S. It is an ELEVATOR on this side of the lake. :p
     
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Light up a fag and look under the bonnet of your Ford. That could help you suss it out, straight away, mate, while drinking a lager n' lime.

    `ope this ain't all to cock.

    Abysinnia,

    Rick
     
  15. If you don't find it under the bonnet, it could be in the boot. Might take a fortnight to suss it out. If it's not there, look in the Austin.
     
  16. Well, it made getting around for tourists and other people who don't speak Cantonese a whole lot easier. :p
     
  17. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    yeah, why did we give you back anyway? :mad:

    and don't use that whole stealing excuse. pish. :D
     
  18. It's simple:
    j00 ph34r teh Ch1n353 1nv4510n.

    I can't believe I just said that.

    But seriously, I think the whole "pre-1997 British colony" thing was actualy kind of a good thing, as it allowed me to grow up with both Chinese and British culture attacking me from all sides, thus getting me to occasionally say "pavement" rather than "sidewalk" while I'm in the US, making all my friends look at me funny. Or calling things "rubbish," and allowing me make use of the word "bugger" in a million different situations. And I can also make fun of people and swear at them in Cantonese, albet not nearly as well as most of my friends. :p
     
  19. god save the queen...

    ..we love our queen...


    ***100% anti-royalist, however it keeps the economy going... right? i mean, who the hell really needs £6 million word of security for a day...***

    :cool:
     
  20. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK

    :rollno: nothing like playing to stereotypes is there? now go back to your room!