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Old 03-01-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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I Don't Get It (translation thread)

A thread I expect to resurrect from time to time, when I don't understand a cultural reference from outside the Cellar.
Inside I am quite happy to check with the person posting.

This one is from the quote at the bottom of the page, so it's a bit disembowelled - half-in half-out.
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My son says to me (the 8-year-old), "Daddy, they misspelled Arctic on that beer." And so they did. Pete Coors, dumber than an 8-year-old.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Apparently, the Coors brewing company had a beer they called Artic Ice. Here's a linky, which includes a photo of the misspelled beer sign. Too funny.

http://www.minyanville.com/businessm.../2007/id/12667

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“It was an intentional spelling of the word arctic. It’s distinctive. It’s memorable,” said Judy Hartley, a Coors spokesperson. “We don't think of it as a misspelling. We think of it as alternative spelling.”
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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YEAH. it's juss differnt
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #4
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It's that there poyetic lisen.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Cheers. Raise an Artic to me.
Here, an artic is an articulated lorry, ie a fuck-off long truck.

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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Cheers. Raise an Artic to me.
Here, an artic is an articulated lorry, ie a fuck-off long truck.

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Talking of culturally specific idioms: is that usage of 'fuck-off' a Britism, or do you guys use it too?
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
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a fuck-off long truck.

♫ Longer trucks are coming to fuck us
They're coming to fuck us, they're coming to fuck us
Longer trucks are coming to fuck us
Hold on to my coors, they'll be picking my ass from the floor ♫
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #8
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We're more direct and personal - 'fuck you'. Or more wordy - 'go fuck yourself'.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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No, I don't mean do you use it as in telling someone to fuck off. I mean the way Sundae used it : 'a fuck-off long truck'.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #10
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'splain that one then, please. Like a 'fucking long truck'?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:39 PM   #11
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yes. like that.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:09 PM   #12
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yes. like that.
Then no. Mostly we say 'fucking long truck'.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:36 AM   #13
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Sometimes we might say "longer than fuck-all," though.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:03 AM   #14
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"Longer than fuck-all" to me would imply not very long, as fuck-all is not very much. (i.e. "There's fuck all to eat in the house and I'm starrrrrrrrvin'!").
Then again, I am from a nation which says "Not half" to mean "Lots" ....
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:07 PM   #15
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"Longer than fuck-all" to me would imply not very long, as fuck-all is not very much. (i.e. "There's fuck all to eat in the house and I'm starrrrrrrrvin'!").
Then again, I am from a nation which says "Not half" to mean "Lots" ....
alright then how about this then...


In the days of the Depression, a family had trapped a few ducks. As they needed some things only money could buy, the father requested his three sons take a duck each and travel around trying to sell them. They agreed and headed off on seperate ways.

The youngest of them knocked on the door of a nearby farm house and a shapely young blonde farm girl answered the door.

"S'cuse me ma'am" said the guy. "I'm wunderin' if y'd be intrested in buyin this here duck frum me". The woman replied "I'd sure like me that plump duck to cook fur our supper, but I aint got no money to spare". "How about a fuck for it?" she asked. The man didn't hesitate and replied "Sure!".

After they'd done the deal, the lonely farm girl said "If'n yer fuck me again - ya can have the duck back".

So he did, and afterwards headed off along the road with the duck still under his arm. Soon a large truck roared past the man which frightened the duck so much that it jumped out of his arms and right under the wheels where it was squashed.

The truck driver stopped and got out to speak with the man who explained that he was out trying to get money for his family by selling the duck. The truck driver felt remorse and offered the guy a dollar for his trouble. The man agreed and headed for home with the money in his pocket.

That evening as they all gathered around the table, the father asked them how they did.

The first son replied "I done good pa, I got me three dollars fur my duck".

The second son replied "I done better 'n him pa, I got five dollars".

Then the third son leaned back in his chair showing a cheeky grin and said "I done better 'n all uf yers, I got a fuck for a duck, a duck for a fuck and a buck for a fucked up duck!".
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