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Pratt and Git

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by tripwire45, May 7, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    I've been sharing the "Just for Laughs" section with my 16 year old daughter (almost 17). She's sitting right here and laughing hysterically at the jokes (especially Callum's...although she tells me a couple of them were degrading and "he should be shot", to use her words). :tongue

    Anyway, she wants to know the definitions of the terms "pratt" and "git". I already showed her the infamous David Prowse "lollipop lady" thread. Hope someone can help out. Thanks. :biggrin
     
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    git

    noun {C} UK INFORMAL


    a person, especially a man, who is stupid or unpleasant:

    - You stupid/lying git!

    - He's a miserable old git.

    prat

    noun {C} UK INFORMAL


    someone who behaves stupidly or lacks ability:

    - He looked a right prat in that pink suit.

    - You've made me spill my drink, you prat!

    - Occasionally I'll have a few too many drinks at a party and make a prat of myself (= behave stupidly).

    Courtesy of http://www.freesearch.co.uk/dictionary/
     
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    git (see: phoenix)
    prat (see: pblack666)
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Thanks for the responses. My daughter is very curious about languages, accents, and word usage. She's also very strong willed and a "dynamic" personality to say the least. The use of the phrase "right prat" sent her off like a skyrocket. "Right prat?" she exclaimed incredulously. "As opposed to a *left* prat?" Sigh. Some people's kids :rolleyes: :tongue.
     
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    kids? how in the name of h*ll did u manage to have kids???? surely all the radiation from the PC's, and the toxic materials used in them has made you sterile! i thought that was the curse of those who wanted to work in IT?????? you telling me that thats not the case? damn, an here was me thinking it was the biggest bonus for me!!!!!!

    or do you have a special crotch protector?????

    hmmmmmmm, i think perhaps you stole this 'child' of yours, and to top it all off, now ure torturing them by making them read the just for laughs section??????? thats cruel!!!:twisted::biggrin

    lol:biggrin

    I have friends from the US i speak to online which get amused by what i say. especially if i tell them i did bugger all today, lol!

    Fergal
     
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    Had a vasectomy almost 17 years ago after she was born. I wasn't in IT when I had kids. Maybe that explains it.

    Are you kidding? She begged me to let her read them. She actually wanted to respond using my account. :tongue.

    I told her that she either had to create her own or no dice. :wink:

    lol:biggrin
     
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    i find the word 'bloody' used in our context seems to go down a treat with those americans
    and they like it when i apparantly 'talk proper' lol
    easily amused these country folk
    (yes trip, all of idaho is the bloody country, even your semi-urban bit) :D
     
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    The English (UK) language has so many different dialects it's unreal. From region to region we get a mixed up language, which in turn gives us all different pronuntiations and slang.

    Here's some your daughter may be able to look into:

    Cockney: London and surrounding areas (Sounds Australian, there is a reason for this)

    Geordie: NE England ( high and low pitches dialect)

    Scouse: Liverpool ( Mix of Lancastrian and Irish) [this is my lingo]

    Brummy: Birmingham (Black Country and Midlands accent)

    Welsh: Very strong accent, very unique. Wales is a beautiful country.

    Scottish: Again, broad accent but thicker accent in highlands.

    These are just some of them. You wouldn't believe how different we sound but the funny thing is, we all understand each other!

    Anyway, hope it helps!

    Davver 8)
     
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    Down here in the south west, down Devon and Cornwall way, the rest of the UK seems to think we all talk like farmers and say stuff like 'ooharr-ooharr' and 'proper job'. But it just ain't true :) I don't sound like a farmer, and I don't have a clue about (use heavy Cornish accent for this bit) 'tractors, combine harvesters or silage' :)
    We do have Pasties, Saffron Cake and Cream Teas. Local food, proper job ;)
    In the summer, half the UK bring their caravans down here on holiday and block up all the roads, the Westcountry is a real tourist hot spot. :)
    The Cornish even have their own language, its very similar to Welsh, although its not really used anymore.
     
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    Even in Wales, we have heard heard of your mighty pasties!

    Actually, reading that back I'm not sure it sounds quite right...
     
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    Pasties are possibly the best food ever.
    The ones you may see in the supermarket with 'Real Cornish Pastie' on them are not the real thing. They are fibbing :) Their 'might' is spreading, I was in Covent Garden in that there London Village last year and there was a shop selling proper pasties, needless to say I had to sample them to ensure they were the real thing :)
    (and they were)
     
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    My daughter is threatening to create a member account on CF so she can respond to all this. If she does, watch out. :blink
     
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    Hi trip.....

    Glad to know ur daughter liked the jokes, and she's not alone
    at wantin me shot lol..... My 10 yr old daughter tends to read
    them as i'm posting them, and i get comments like, " you can't
    post that one" + " you can't say that bout Rosy" + " they are
    goin to kill you for that one" lmao....

    But as you probably do, I educate her that it is a joke section
    and that nothing should be taken as personal, or to heart really
    as its meant to make you laugh.....hopefully!

    Oh, and i'll be back soon, so i'm sure my very large collection
    of really REALLY bad jokes will keep her amused and wound
    up, but please please please, DO NOT introduce her to Rosy,
    I wouldn't like to take the pair of them on head to head, cos
    Rosy is a bloody handful on her own mate........ Not that I
    said that at all, and will deny all knowledge of this thread if i'm
    put under any pressure at wlll - Wasn't me lol

    Catch you later Trip ( and little Trip Jn - he he he )

    :tune :lolbang
     
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    She is soooooooooo going to punish you for that. :tongue :blink
     
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    Why's this Davver? Do they want to be Australian? Not surprised really!!:D

    Trip, 'right' as in right prat should be taken to mean proper, correct or complete. Not fascist 'right'.:oops:
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Talk to my daughter, not me. :wink:
     
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    Because there's an awful lot of aussies in London?
     
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    yeah could it be that like half of australia have a london postcode? lol
     
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    Just compensating for half of England taking up our sunshine.:D
     
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