Page 14 of 16 FirstFirst ... 41213141516 LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 151

Thread: Being British: Act IX

  1. #131
    Wizengamot Hufflepuff
    Kill the Spare
    Equinox Chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    using rare and complicated words
    Posts
    2,990
    Is there a good British slang equivalent for the U.S. slang "to be head over heels for (someone)"
    You could easily use 'head over heels' or 'starry-eyed' perhaps. 'Fancied' in the 70's was much more of a boy phrase so has more of a sexual connotation as in "I really fancy that bird."

    Carole
    I'm a BARMAID. I write. I drabble. I duel. I poet. I'm a BADGER!!!

    Banner by minnabird

  2. #132
    Sixth Year Hufflepuff
    Rescued by Gred and Forge...er, Fred and George
    Sainyn Swiftfoot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    watch out for the cutlery
    Posts
    452
    How is "Mathematics" shortened there?

    I know that here in India it's "Maths" and in some other places it's "Math", but what about Britain?

    ~BB



    banner by my mystery banner maker! :O

    Profile on the Archives


  3. #133
    apollo13
    Guest
    It's maths here.

    505050505050505050505050505050

    ~Evie

  4. #134
    Fourth Year Gryffindor
    Snape Hates Me
    moonymaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Buried under a huge WIP
    Posts
    128
    Do Brits have any particularly British way of saying something is really funny? For example, in my neck of the woods, one might say something is a real hoot! Marauder era please.

    Also, on the head over heels question, Dr effingpot gives the term arse over elbows in its place. I love that. It is just so British. And he is probably more a Marauders era aged guy. Of course, he says it is more the type thing used after "too many lagers", but maybe it still works? *defers to actual Brits*

  5. #135
    Gorgeous_Ginny
    Guest
    See I wouldn't know for around Marauder Era, but I do know for our time now.

    That's hilarious, or that's so funny.

    I have a feeling they would be acceptable in Marauder Era fictions

  6. #136
    Wizengamot Hufflepuff
    Kill the Spare
    Equinox Chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    using rare and complicated words
    Posts
    2,990
    In the 70's you'd probably say something was 'a right laugh' or maybe if you were an aspiring hippy 'a gas'- that's a bit more American though. If you wanted to be a bit cruder then 'wetting myself' or other ruder versions relating to bodily functions


    'Arse over elbow' is much more of a clumsy drinking related incident- you can't use it to mean you're crazy about someone. Actually being crazy or mad about someone could be used in the 'head over heels' context too.
    I'm a BARMAID. I write. I drabble. I duel. I poet. I'm a BADGER!!!

    Banner by minnabird

  7. #137
    Sixth Year Hufflepuff
    Voldemort's on the Back of Your Head, Professor
    Ginny Weasley Potter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    416
    Hello!

    Are Crocin and Saridon (headache relievers) available in Britain? If not, what are the most famous medicines for headache?

    Thank you!
    ~ Pooja

    AMAZING story banner by Nadia/majestic_ginny! Dimply Sammeh by me.
    I found a liquor store. I drank it.



  8. #138
    Savannah Hen Slytherin
    Sirius Black Entered Gryffindor Tower
    coolh5000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wonderful England!
    Posts
    1,235
    I've never seen either of those. If I had a headache I would be most likely to just take some form of painkiller - paracetamol/paracetamol and codine. There are non tablet forms as well - strips you put over your head to sooth it.

    Adrian won a QSQ! Thanks to Minnabird for the beautiful banner. Click on it to read Stolen Magic - the story of the second wizarding war through a very different character's eyes.

  9. #139
    apollo13
    Guest
    Don't forget asprin! Also, for children, calpol.

    ~Evie

  10. #140
    Sixth Year Hufflepuff
    Voldemort's on the Back of Your Head, Professor
    Ginny Weasley Potter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    India
    Posts
    416
    Quote Originally Posted by coolh5000
    I've never seen either of those. If I had a headache I would be most likely to just take some form of painkiller - paracetamol/paracetamol and codine. There are non tablet forms as well - strips you put over your head to sooth it.
    Thank you! What are those non-tablet forms, then? Could I have the names of a few anti-pyretics too? And yeah... what about balms?

    Too many questions, LOL

    Thanks!
    ~ Pooja

    AMAZING story banner by Nadia/majestic_ginny! Dimply Sammeh by me.
    I found a liquor store. I drank it.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •