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21st Jun '17 5:54:19 PM Jgorgon
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** To up the offensiveness of the line, "[[CountryMatters you cyyyant!]]" may be substituted; the word is apparently considerably less offensive in British English (although still top of the list).
10th Jun '17 10:21:33 AM nombretomado
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--> "Every time Spike said "bugger" "bollocks" "sod" and "wanker", we felt like WinstonChurchill had wandered onto set, humming Rule Britannia and waving a Union Jack."

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--> "Every time Spike said "bugger" "bollocks" "sod" and "wanker", we felt like WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill had wandered onto set, humming Rule Britannia and waving a Union Jack."
9th Jun '17 9:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* Some of the Brits (Beltane, Hazard, Stopwatch, Mister Mystic, ...) at Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse will drop one of these once in a while. Hazard tries to sound like she's very upper-class, so she usually only drops one of these when she's so surprised that her accent slips to reveal her lower-class East London origins.

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* Some of the Brits (Beltane, Hazard, Stopwatch, Mister Mystic, ...) at Whateley Academy in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse will drop one of these once in a while. Hazard tries to sound like she's very upper-class, so she usually only drops one of these when she's so surprised that her accent slips to reveal her lower-class East London origins.
27th May '17 5:25:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''The Fat Slags'' is a comic strip in ''{{Viz}}'' about some fat birds who are quite the easy shags.

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* ''The Fat Slags'' is a comic strip in ''{{Viz}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' about some fat birds who are quite the easy shags.
19th May '17 12:20:46 AM Divra
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** In a related Germanic language, an adaptation of the JU87 Stuka dive-bomber as a ground-attack weapon for use against Russian tanks was nicknamed the ''Panzerknacker'' or ''tank-knackerer''. it mounted a quick-firing anti-tank cannon under each wing and could reduce a T-34 to scrap in seconds.
22nd Apr '17 8:53:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version three character Quincy Archer trotted these out fairly regularly. It stuck out because the majority of the characters were of course American.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version three character Quincy Archer trotted these out fairly regularly. It stuck out because the majority of the characters were of course American.
18th Apr '17 5:35:36 PM nombretomado
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* All the English characters from ''StrawberryShortcake'' (T.N. Honey, the twins Lem and Ada) have dialogue that consists mostly of these.

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* All the English characters from ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' (T.N. Honey, the twins Lem and Ada) have dialogue that consists mostly of these.
8th Apr '17 10:39:30 AM nombretomado
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* Other X are available: Phrase used by Creator/TheBBC to pre-empt accusations that the strictly-no-advertising public broadcaster is engaged in ProductPlacement, or more frequently these days, used in satirical contexts to mock the idea that the subject ''might'' be ProductPlacement. The classic version is "Other listing magazines are available", a get-out clause that allows the Beeb to plug the ''RadioTimes''.

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* Other X are available: Phrase used by Creator/TheBBC to pre-empt accusations that the strictly-no-advertising public broadcaster is engaged in ProductPlacement, or more frequently these days, used in satirical contexts to mock the idea that the subject ''might'' be ProductPlacement. The classic version is "Other listing magazines are available", a get-out clause that allows the Beeb to plug the ''RadioTimes''.''Magazine/RadioTimes''.
15th Mar '17 3:16:23 PM Doug86
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* ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40K'', being a British game, occasionally features some.

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* ''TabletopGames/Warhammer40K'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', being a British game, occasionally features some.
26th Feb '17 12:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* Fanny: A milder word for CountryMatters, found the opposite side of the pelvis from what Americans mean by the term. (US "fanny pack" <-> UK "bum bag".) Expect to see this word used a lot in lad comedies like TheInbetweeners and in most sitcoms on BBC Three.

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* Fanny: A milder word for CountryMatters, found the opposite side of the pelvis from what Americans mean by the term. (US "fanny pack" <-> UK "bum bag".) Expect to see this word used a lot in lad comedies like TheInbetweeners ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' and in most sitcoms on BBC Three.
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