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From a Yank message board re: The Office!!

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I have watched every episode multiple times now and am so excited to see there are 6 more on the way...BUT as a Yank I am afraid some of the British slang is lost on me...from Episode one when the Stapler is in the Jelly (jello-in the USA) Tim quips (apparently) that it is a trifling matter ...what is the pun here? What is trifle? Then he says something else about custard I think...I can't make it out...Another that Tim says is he guesses that Gareth is thinking "could I kill a tiger armed only with a biro?" That is how my Closed Captioning spells it out...is he possibly saying Bow and Arrow? Or is there something else...finally Finchy tells about [***!!***] one of his mates girlfriends and the friend meeting Finchy later -and the friend says something about Finch looking --I don;t remember what Knackered maybe??? and Finch says..."and you look like you've had a pot noodle and a w*nk!" The [***!!***] I understand...what is with the pot noodle?


They just don't... get... it.


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S'funny aint it.....our tv companies don't give British viewers due regard when we're supposed to know what "brownies", "spunk", and "pantyhose" are when referred to in U.S sitcoms.


<img src="/images/graemlins/deadflies.gif" alt="" /> ugh! What an unusual combination of words! <img src="/images/graemlins/deadflies.gif" alt="" />

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When i first arrived here, a summer Barman from Wisconsin(make great cheese there), asked me to call him something that i would call a mate in England............So for a laugh, i called him Poofter!.....i have visions of him calling an Englishman or Ozzie that back home.......Evil?...ME?....Never! <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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