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    Try asking an American student if they have a rubber you can borrow!! Not only the creepiness of the request, but the suggestion that you'll give it back once you've used it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac View Post
    Try asking an American student if they have a rubber you can borrow!! Not only the creepiness of the request, but the suggestion that you'll give it back once you've used it
    My Geordie housemate at uni did Camp America (she taught Irish dancing, among other things) she told a group of kids to use a rubber if they made a mistake (lots of red faces there). She also came unstuck while trying to organise a 'fancy dress party' - the children thought she meant ballgowns rather than costumes.

    My own separated by a common language story? Hearing from my best friend (American) - we were discussing displays of parental affection - that her father-in-law liked to 'paddle his wife's fanny'. We were on a train at the time (in the UK) and the whole carriage went silent. I tried to explain to her, but she didn't grasp the full rudeness until she repeated the story to my parents over dinner. My father is still chuckling to this day, while my mother's response was a rather clipped 'I take it that means something else in America.' PRICELESS.
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    It is okay. I wondered if you knew what it meant but guessed that you didn't Please don't be embarrassed..it just falls under the whole topic of language.


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    I have only just realised "cunning linguists" is a double entendre. Badgergirl I am shocked and embarrassed that I didn't realise sooner.
    I always have to have jokes explained.

    Bacon rashers, not sure what US bacon is like, but here's UK's.
    Raw bacon rashers stock image from Picturenation.
    More like pork belly which is where bacon actually comes from. Interesting. THanks for sharing! I have a new mental image of the concept 'a rasher of bacon'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac View Post
    Try asking an American student if they have a rubber you can borrow!! Not only the creepiness of the request, but the suggestion that you'll give it back once you've used it
    A rubber is a raincoat? That would be a bit disconcerting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by valmason01 View Post
    A rubber is a raincoat? That would be a bit disconcerting!
    A rubber is an eraser
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    LOL! Boy I had that one wrong. Not sure why I thought it was a raincoat.
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    Valmason01 - That's funny you thinking a rubber was a raincoat.
    Badgetgirl, I am laughing at the train incident. I can see why paddling the fanny is so rude, but I dont know what it actually means in US.
    My clue is that the bum bags we wore in Florida were called fanny bags or something similar.

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    Fanny = butt
    Paddle = lightly tap/slap
    And there was me imagining an English fanny and splashing in puddles. Lord only knows what my mother was imagining. I think we can safely guess that my father was thinking along the same lines as me, if he ever managed to get past 'she just said FANNY!'
    The Yanks have a very traditional family cookbook called, I kid you not, The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I have a copy. I bet that farmer's crop always does well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgergirl View Post

    Its perfect!
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

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