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Old 10-26-2015, 10:06 AM   #256
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be-bop, that whole rhyming slang thing is lost on me.
Things that rhyme often have completely different meanings,
so how in hell do you guys figure out what the other is saying,
until the term becomes common usage?
This helped me understand what is going on with Cockney rhyming slang...
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:03 PM   #257
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I'm Hank Marvin. (Shadows guitar player) meaning I'm starving.
We used have a convenience store near our interstate exit called Starvin' Marvin's.

There was also a character on South Park, an Ethiopian child, named Starvin' Marvin.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:04 PM   #258
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We septic tanks just don't have a clue.
i give up. translate it?
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #259
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Septic tank = Yank

http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/slang/septic_tank

I didn't even do it right, it should have been "We septics just don't have a clue." The advanced form just suggests the rhyme so you really have to know what's going on.

Also, this is one way the Brits are better than us (and I do believe that they are), they can subtly insult you and you didn't even know it happened.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:28 PM   #260
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ah, I had Yank... i couldnt rhyme anything with septic
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:40 PM   #261
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I read once that the original cockney rhyming slang terms also created a visual link to the item.

e.g.

Apples & Pears: Stairs -the barrow boys used to stack up the oranges and apples (much like they do in produce sections and "fancy" stores today) and they looked like stairs

Dog&Bone = phone -the old free-standing dial phones with the recever in a cradle on the top looked like a dog ?????....

...... There wasn't any TV to watch in those days
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:14 PM   #262
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Also, this is one way the Brits are better than us (and I do believe that they are), they can subtly insult you and you didn't even know it happened.
Obfuscation is better? I don't think so, more advanced civilizations would strive for clearer communication. How else would the empire's minions know their duties. No wonder the Hessians failed.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:27 PM   #263
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If you want to put down the yanks to your countrymen without the yanks knowing,... I'm telling ya, those people are better at their language than we are. Be careful around them.

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Old 10-26-2015, 07:41 PM   #264
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Today I learned that sugar is not soluble in water - AT ALL.
This is making my limoncello recipe changes very difficult to address.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:36 PM   #265
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You just have to heat it a tiny bit, it'll dissolve right away.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:58 PM   #266
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Maybe you should boil it classic? That will kill bacteria too.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:22 AM   #267
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Today I learned I'm an online jackass.

I also learned that the current value of the dollar is even worse than I thought.

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Old 10-27-2015, 03:43 AM   #268
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We're all idiots online, at least some of the time. Haha
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:12 AM   #269
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Nay nay, not me. I'm an asshole, dickhead, bastard, etc, etc, online. I save idiot for real life.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:45 AM   #270
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Haha...I'd like to see that.
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