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Old 03-15-2002, 04:24   #1 (permalink)
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Att: Americans need to learn your Language.

The thread EA S posted ( spew ) has got me thinking there are other words that maybe some of you can tell us.

example: the word Ho meaning whore? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-15-2002, 05:29   #2 (permalink)
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Oh yes, I can see this thread bringing up some interesting lingo differences!

The word "root" is one.
In the USA I believe it's a sporting term meaning to to offer support for/to cheer on/to barrack for your team.
In Australia it means to have sex. "'Ow 'bout a root, luv?"

At my work we had a lady from the US work for us for a while and she related a story of a game she went to here. Someone asked what she was doing there and said, "I've come to root for the team." She got some strange looks...
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heheh. thats great 3toed. Yes, we even have a song here that a lot sing at baseball games. It mentions rooting for the home team. hehehe.
Ok, got one for you guys: "Slobbering"
Here it usually referes to a drunk person... i.e. the slobbering drunk (and s/hes so drunk that he can only trip over his own feet)
What does it mean to you guys?
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Well mate here in the U.S. means the person your married to or the person one is having sex with. Unlike the meaning it has with you all. How about jumper, here it means someone jumping or jumping off the top of a building. And Ho, well it didn't mean anything till the Hip Hop rage in the US took off, it's a stupid way of saying whore.
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Here in Oz a jumper is a sweater or someother kind of warm top - but not a parka. Dunno why. However, I think the police's definition for a jumper is the same as yours.

As for slobbering drunk, I think we just say shitfaced, smashed or paralytic. There are lots of others but I guess each group of people have their own sayings.
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Ok, how about this: whipped.
Here in the states it refered to men (usually) or a woman whos so tied to their significant other, that they would do anything the other asked of them.
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whipped? hmmm, if you say that someone got whipped it means they got beaten by someone in some activity.

eg. I absolutely whipped that commodore the other night!
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Whipped also means that here as well. Lots of of meanings for whipped/whopped.
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How about Smitten? Here, it usually means someone is so into another person (when starting a new relationship) that they cant think of anything else.
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Yep, smitten means that here as well. I don't know of any other meaning.

Getting back to whipped, I think we usually just say the person is "under the thumb". We sometimes even tease them for having a thumb print on their forehead!
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