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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Copehead » 03 Aug 2012, 18:33

Deebank wrote:
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Poppypoobah wrote:Dinner for one is an old English movie that gets played in Germany at Christmas time. Roland a friend of ours gave us a copy of it after raving for years about how funny it was.


Meh.

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I must admit I've never even heard of it. As you say it seems to be more of a German thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_for_One



Germans watch this every CHristmas - it's an institution apparently.


Norwegians have watched it every Christmas Eve for decades it is a national institution and the dialogue is full of national catch phrases

Same a last year -sae as every year etc
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Postby Billybob Dylan » 03 Aug 2012, 18:42

Copehead wrote:Norwegians have watched it every Christmas Eve for decades it is a national institution and the dialogue is full of national catch phrases

Same a last year -sae as every year etc

I didn't realize Norwegian was so similar to English.
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Postby Copehead » 03 Aug 2012, 18:45

Billybob Dylan wrote:
Copehead wrote:Norwegians have watched it every Christmas Eve for decades it is a national institution and the dialogue is full of national catch phrases

Same a last year.... same as every year....... etc

I didn't realize Norwegian was so similar to English.


The film is in English and they all speak English so they say it in English

I didn't realise you spelt realise with a Z
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Aug 2012, 08:05

It's shown every New Year's Eve in Denmark for decades now.
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Postby PENK » 04 Aug 2012, 20:31

TopCat G wrote:
Dan London wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:Nobody but them thinks Mr. Bean is funny.


People in several countries in mainland Europe actually find him funnier than we do.


Very much. I remember doing a summer school once and all the kids, who were mainly from Spain, France, Italy and Brazil, all knew him and liked him. It was exported all over the world, for the obvious reason there was no language barrier to contend with.
It was popular in Britain in a kind of 'people will watch anything on prime time' kind of way, but there was no great enthusiasm for it that I can remember. It was hardly the kind of thing that you'd talk about the next day.


I liked it when I was a kid, which basically sums up its appeal, I think.

And yet that and Benny Hill are the only comedy shows for which we're known, despite having been perhaps the greatest producers of comedy television - barring, maybe, the US - worldwide.

I mean, have you ever seen the stuff that most Europeans put on in the name of comedy? I'm not surprised they find Mr Bean hilarious!
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Postby Matty Red Sox » 04 Aug 2012, 21:03

The original TV shows of Mr. Bean are generally terrific sight comedy. It's the recycling and overuse of the same gags that have worn it out. The movies are awful.
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Postby yellowjacket » 04 Aug 2012, 23:08

They cling to traditions like super glue. Their hair styles are better and they also have better taste in music!
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Postby Buddha B-Rex » 05 Aug 2012, 17:56

Dear England,

I think you might have a drinking problem.

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Me

PS-America needs 'Nandos' stat.
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Postby Deebank » 06 Aug 2012, 10:49

Buddha, this will help you on your visit to UK:

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Postby lord_of_light88 » 06 Aug 2012, 14:07

I've got the biggest crush on that redhead. Yum.
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Postby Deebank » 06 Aug 2012, 14:18

lord_of_light88 wrote:I've got the biggest crush on that redhead. Yum.


"Ginger goblin" Mick Hucknall... Yum indeed!!!
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Postby Rory Bellows » 06 Aug 2012, 15:29

"PS-America needs 'Nandos' "


This :D
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Postby Buddha B-Rex » 08 Aug 2012, 13:00

It seems many of the small takeaway stands in the UK are trafficking either drugs or people or both, because if you enter one, and order an item of food, they will look at you with surprise and mistrust. :?
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 08 Aug 2012, 16:50

How can you 'enter' a 'stand'?

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Postby Deebank » 08 Aug 2012, 17:07

The boss of the company I used to work for would never let us call our exhibition stands 'a stand' because he reckoned it meant erection in yankese...

We had to call them booths.

You could 'enter' them by the way... but they didn't sell food :?
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Postby Buddha B-Rex » 08 Aug 2012, 20:28

I suspect you've missed the point, but please excuse my clumsy grammar. Bloody pedants. :)
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Postby straw mimsy » 08 Aug 2012, 23:11

Rory Bellows wrote:"PS-America needs 'Nandos' "


This :D


Ah, except Nandos is South African.

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Deebank wrote:The boss of the company I used to work for would never let us call our exhibition stands 'a stand' because he reckoned it meant erection in yankese...

We had to call them booths.

Never heard that one before!
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Quacoan wrote:
Deebank wrote:The boss of the company I used to work for would never let us call our exhibition stands 'a stand' because he reckoned it meant erection in yankese...

We had to call them booths.

Never heard that one before!


A blast from the past!

... he was Scottish - I dont know of that has any bearing on the story.
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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Deebank » 03 Feb 2017, 19:11

Deebank wrote:
Quacoan wrote:
Deebank wrote:The boss of the company I used to work for would never let us call our exhibition stands 'a stand' because he reckoned it meant erection in yankese...

We had to call them booths.

Never heard that one before!


A blast from the past!

... he was Scottish - I dont know if that has any bearing on the story.
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