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Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 07:57:22


gilead
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If I were in Great Britain and I told someone to "bugger off" would it be treated as as much of an insult as f*ck off?

What are some other sayings people from foreign countries say that you find interesting or amusing?

"Mate" in Australia... It doesn't mean what you think it means, mate.
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Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 11:42:01


Cata Cauda
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What are some other sayings people from foreign countries say that you find interesting or amusing?
Football/Soccer argument and calling the USA, "America".
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 13:09:40


Жұқтыру
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Well, you're the foreigner, because you're from the USA, not from the UK.


This is true
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 14:40:52


Rikku 
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Bugger off is considerably less weighty than fuck off.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 16:07:59


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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Just come to Turkey, we have some really creative insults.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 16:12:50


Cata Cauda
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I better dont come to Turkey. Since many people dont realise there is a difference between Austria and Germany, I might get imprioned for being a Nazi.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 16:20:15


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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You won't get imprisoned for being a Nazi as long as you're not from Netherlands LOL!
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 16:30:27


Japanball
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In SE Dorset, bugger off and fúck off are almost identical in terms of effect (id est the same as go away). They only difference is that bugger off is used less often.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 19:07:53


gilead
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In America we have this saying:

"Blow it out your ass."

It pretty much means I refuse your opinion or idea. It's pretty dismissive.

One of my favorites from Europe would be "Are you taking a piss?" I have NEVER heard that used in the states. It seems pretty weighty.

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Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 19:13:14

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Europe is a continent, please specify which country in Europe you mean...
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 19:14:35


gilead
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Do english speakers in France say "are you taking a piss" or Ireland, maybe??

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Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 19:31:00


Japanball
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I've never heard "Are you taking a piss", apart from meaning "Are you urinating?"
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 19:54:16


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it's take the piss, not take a piss, lol.

definitely Scottish and English, probably Irish too. I don't think they say it out of the British isles, but I might be mistaken.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 20:02:19


Leibstandarte (Vengeance)
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Scottish? A language like that exists?
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 20:09:49


gilead
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Taking the piss is a Commonwealth term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is often used to mean (or confused with) taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, joke, ridicule, or scoff.


Well, I'll be...

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Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 22:20:51


OxTheAutist 
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Scottish? A language like that exists?
unsure if I was being clear that I meant the people of those countries say that phrase, but that's what I meant.

if you want to get into the nitty-gritty though, there's a language called Scots. read up on it in your own time if you're interested.
Question for foreigners: 9/13/2017 22:29:20


Жұқтыру
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and Scottish Gaelic which is the real Scottish, not fake Scottish spoken in the lowlands !
Question for foreigners: 9/14/2017 04:19:32


Zoya the Destroya 
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Scottish? A language like that exists?


You can learn "Irish" on Duolingo.
Question for foreigners: 9/17/2017 19:17:51


gilead
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Do people in GB call each other cock knocker?
Question for foreigners: 9/17/2017 19:44:55


Japanball
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Why would we call each other chicken hitters?
Question for foreigners: 9/17/2017 19:47:48


gilead
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Sorry, I meant calk knawka.

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Question for foreigners: 9/17/2017 20:04:01


Japanball
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What? What is that?
Question for foreigners: 9/17/2017 20:09:12


gilead
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People who knawk calks, japanball. Enjoy!

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Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 02:45:29


The Cruelest
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People in KS, OK, MO will say "Chewed out" to mean yelling at someone or losing their cool.

"His momma was chewing him out for owning an Internets."
Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 04:35:30


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^ the Plains folk use "chewed out" but DO NOT assume that we talk like some Hillbillies or Southerners. The Midwest sounds like the American TV accent; that is, perfectly understandable, neutral. Probably the most neutral-sounding of all American accents.
Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 05:58:21


Japanball
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What's a calk? What's knawking?
Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 06:57:54


DesertFox
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the curency of Botswana
Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 10:14:09


Zephyrum 
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The most neutral american accent, on the eyes of this one guy far down south beyond the equator, has to be the inner virginian one. Then the lakes people.
Question for foreigners: 9/18/2017 16:34:22


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^^That's the Pula, isn't it?
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