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...
The Top Ten
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.”.
Related ListsTop 10 Things Parents Commonly Say and What They Actually Mean Top Ten Things British People Don't Actually Do Best Songs from the Starting Line's Say It Like You Mean It What Teachers and Staff Say vs. What They Mean Top Ten Things We Say That We Usually Don't Mean
3 years, 237 days old
2. Honestly I'm fine - I'm about to have a meltdown
3. That's quite good - it's terrible