What the British Say and What It Actually MeansBritgirl The British are known for their roundabout way of saying things instead of taking the direct approach - which would save a lot of time and would be much less confusing. Here I share some examples of we say and what we really mean...
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Mr. Dennit: Ricky, your little obscene gesture is going to cost you 100 points. Do you know how much that costs us in sponsorship dollars?
Ricky: With all due respect, Mr. Dennit, I had no idea you'd gotten experimental surgery to have your balls removed.
Mr. Dennit: What did you just say to me?
Ricky: What? I said it with all due respect!
Mr. Dennit: Just because you say that doesn't mean you get to say whatever you want to say to me!
Ricky: It sure as hell does!
Mr. Dennit: No, it doesn't--
Ricky: It's in the Geneva Conventions, look it up! - Finch
Haha! NOW I THINK THAT PositronWildhawk said this to me once. This list is helpful. - funnyuser
A similar thing I notice about girls, in general. Including me! - keycha1n
Love this list but this is the best!
Haha this one sounds familiar! - keyson
Oh I shouldn't really... Go on then, if you're having one. Why don't we just say what we mean?! - Britgirl
We don't like admitting this. Ever. - Britgirl
As was once said on a medical show on British television, his heart is not beating, but he's just fine. - PositronWildhawk
Never ones to make a big deal, the Brits. Had a leg amputated? Pah! No problem, we have another! - Britgirl
"Tell me all about your trip to Pets At Home, Mum! " is a common phrase of mine. - PositronWildhawk
We really aren't that interested. We are just good at appearing it. - Britgirl
We say this in the USA too! - RockFashionista
It actually means: “it is rubbish.”.
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2. Honestly I'm fine - I'm about to have a meltdown
3. That's quite good - it's terrible