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british to english translation please?

what the heck are sticky toffee puddings and what is a quid, if I had 300 of them what would I do with them?

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what the heck are sticky toffee puddings and what is a quid, if I had 300 of them what would I do with them?
300 quid will get you quality brass, maybe even a chippy.


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If you are ever in a chippy, get the mushy peas.

300 quid doesn't get you much, maybe a one way to ticket to visit the septics and teach them english

Bang tidy if you've nowt though.


(Britain has other languages such as Welsh and Gaelic, besides English - we wouldn't ever say "British as a language)
Quid is similar "bucks" - slang when talking about money, except you never put an "s" on the end
(I've got North American friends who always say quids to fit in and can't understand why we fall about laughing.
Sticky toffe pudding is a sponge dessert with syrupy stuff poured on it. Cheap sweet stodge which I think became popular in tough times after WW2 when sugar became available again but not much else.
It comes from a family of stodgy desserts referred to as "school dinners" because most of my generation remembers them then.
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I've heard welsh, in my slow mind i neveer considered it a language, too many euthanasisms gaelic I ve heard of, but the mother tongue still confuses heck out of me sometines, re a chippy , um still not sure what that means to everyone else but it she would look good on my pillion in my vernacularity

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[QUOTE=Bluebottle;1487666]If you are ever in a chippy, get the mushy peas.

300 quid doesn't get you much, maybe a one way to ticket to visit the septics and teach them english

Bang tidy if you've nowt though.


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re a chippy , um still not sure what that means to everyone else but it she would look good on my pillion in my vernacularity
If you're willing to pay, we can go out and teach you what a chippy is (:

I will just take my share and put it in my pocket, but you will have a good time, I promise (:


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All wrong boys

Gentlemen, you are using your wrong head to translate this. Use your other head.

Chippy in this situation must mean a greasy spoon/fish-and-chips place after eating at which, you will have diarrhea - the septic tanks connection.

"teach them English" - though I am not sure how the pedagogery fits in here, eh?

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Here a chippy is either -
A fish and chip shop (Brit street-corner fast food)
Or a carpenter/building site woodworker (an electrician would be a spark)

A Septic is an american (from old rhyming slang, disrespectful rather than serious insult - probably similar to "limey")

Nowt is northern English for nothing.

I'm from Yorkshire where we massacre English in our own special way -
Wood in' oil = please close the door (put the wood in the hole)
Gee ore withy sen = don't talk nonsense (give over with your yourself)

We use a lot of Viking/Norse words compared to southerners because the north was once under Viking rule.
(Norse words are usually short like egg, leg, gap,bark,call calf and many swear words)
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From urbandictionary.com

Septic:
An American. Rhyming slang "yank" = "septic tank" Used a lot in the London financial markets. "The septics sit in the big glass offices and do nothing."

[yank=septic tank seems more pejorative than the scurvy-avoiding, lime-sucking British sailors of yore]

Chippy (1)
The place where one buys fish and chips. Otherwise known as the Chip Shop. "I'm gonna get a fish supper at the chippy."

Chippy (2)
a female prostitute, especially a young and inexpensive one. [AG's type??? ] "Watch out for the chippies downtown."
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