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Heh - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Gakked from ashtur:

Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

How British are you?

this quiz was made by alanna

Not bad for someone who can't hear someone refer to a car's "bonnet" without thinking of something lacy and frilly tied over the hood with a giant ribbon.
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sonetka From: sonetka Date: August 27th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I am also 100% British, despite having spent a grand total of 5 weeks. Must be all those British books :).

"Bonnet" always disconcerts me too, but the one that always got me when I was younger was "Trunk call." I pictured some poor slob being pushed into a steamer trunk with a telephone and having the lid slammed on him until he had finished his call.
ashtur From: ashtur Date: August 27th, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The word that always drives me batty is "gaol"... it took me years to figure out what that one meant.
atropos87 From: atropos87 Date: August 31st, 2004 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
This works the other way too. In Britain, suspenders are what I think you call a garter belt (whereas the things you call suspenders we call braces). Reading American authors left me with a couple of alarming mental pictures from that one until I worked out what they meant.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 1st, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
okay, so I was 100% British as well (despite a total of maybe five days spent there--and that's pushing it. Could have been the British nanny I had as a kid who made me toast soldiers with marmite and made me sing 'The Grand Old Duke of York.' But there was one thing you don't tend to get from a nanny...what was the 'Sex' question all about??? That one was definitely a misfire for me. Anyone want to explain?
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