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What are 'sweetmeats'? I am afraid of the google search.

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Not meat. Unlike sweetbreads, which are not bread.

Laura E (laurae55), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Laura is suddenly British?

As me about meat raffles!

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Meat Raffles: Classic or Dud?

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:32 (sixteen years ago) link

MEET RAZZLES

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Razzle has many meanings, in Britain.

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:39 (sixteen years ago) link

SO WHAT ARE SWEETMEATS

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:44 (sixteen years ago) link

What does "arm's house" mean? And "gash", while we're at it.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:44 (sixteen years ago) link

Is it a faux pas to refer to someone as being English rather than British?

o. nate (onate), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I used to hate it but now I kind of like it. Sounds better. Probably wrong, though.

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:51 (sixteen years ago) link

"arm's house" is about battle.
"gash" is very rude and bad.

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:52 (sixteen years ago) link

don't know sweetmeats.

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:52 (sixteen years ago) link

YOURE A BAD BRITISH

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:54 (sixteen years ago) link

My assumption of "gash" based on context was right! Yay that's good.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 30 September 2004 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

iz it true dat if yoo give someone a chimchimeree you iz dousing their naughty bits with da fluid?

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Sssssshhhh!

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:08 (sixteen years ago) link

BRITISHES, HWAT IS A TEH BLUMPKIN? OIKKT AHNKS

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Google.co.uk

Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Thursday, 30 September 2004 19:26 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.universe2.com/astonia/images/RoffleLoll.gif

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 30 September 2004 21:09 (sixteen years ago) link

come on people, gash transcends all nationalities!

Sonny, Ah!!1 (Sonny A.), Thursday, 30 September 2004 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

correct!

Ian c=====8 (orion), Thursday, 30 September 2004 21:45 (sixteen years ago) link

ESCUES, WAHT FANNY? wAHT QUIM? LADYZ FRONTBOTTOM?

Michael White (Hereward), Thursday, 30 September 2004 21:48 (sixteen years ago) link

i nver heard of a sweetmeats. is it like a weezer?

the great doxology of heckmondwike town (gareth), Thursday, 30 September 2004 23:58 (sixteen years ago) link

i went to a britain once. the blackburn, it was not good. the rawtenstall and bacup was a good though, like the shoe warehouse

the great doxology of heckmondwike town (gareth), Thursday, 30 September 2004 23:59 (sixteen years ago) link

i heard a terry durham record, on the train. we were near the wakefield, where he is from!!!!!!!!!!

i was going to ask, about him, about the terry durham, but then, i rememebered, he was on the mp3 player

it was an archos

the great doxology of heckmondwike town (gareth), Friday, 1 October 2004 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

by him, i mean, the conductor on the train.

the conductor on the amtrak, at a different time, said not to tell him how to do his job. he was facing the wrong way though, and didnt know of terry durham. we kept schtum though. you would have too, i know

the great doxology of heckmondwike town (gareth), Friday, 1 October 2004 00:02 (sixteen years ago) link

i keep hearing of this terry durham

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 1 October 2004 02:10 (sixteen years ago) link

the great doxology be droppin' maaaaad science, y'all betta wreckognize!

The Bitter Tears Of Little Lord Travolta (nordicskilla), Friday, 1 October 2004 02:11 (sixteen years ago) link

well it ain't on slskers

cutty (mcutt), Friday, 1 October 2004 02:12 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
i saw a tourist guide to Bury town centre. perhaps, i should have picked it up

there is a giant santa with a space shuttle sticking out of his head, atop manchester city hall

i bought a book of west yorkshire collieries. the miners strike can never be forgotten, it was the death of the working class in england, pillaged by the scum tories

the todmorden tor (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 11:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I think you should lend it to Dean.

adam... (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 November 2004 13:30 (sixteen years ago) link

he wouldn't like it.

why do british people like k45Ab1An?

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:25 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't even know who they are!

I saw their records a lot when I was in London. And I kept hearing that terrible Scissors Sisters song.

adam... (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Is Manchester noise?

adam... (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

you dont want to know who they are. i have only seen posters, until recently.

i heard that terrible scissor sisters song out too, the other night.

manchester is not noise.

i am conflicted about manchester

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:40 (sixteen years ago) link

omg stacey has a huge crush on the kasabian bro! he's called serge.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:47 (sixteen years ago) link

i didnt imagine them having names. i didnt think they were real. the same goes for my codename is milo. it exists only on posters, and, perhaps, in clothes stores with carhartt tshirts

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

that's yourcodenameismilo. get with it, *@*.*.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 25 November 2004 15:05 (sixteen years ago) link

How do I seduce Foxy British Girl? I don't know much about her. She is an "activist" and looks vaguely indie. She is from somewhere around Manchester, a smaller town. Also, she hot.

Sonny, Ah!!1 (Sonny A.), Thursday, 25 November 2004 15:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I work in a clothes store, with carhartt t-shirts. We have the Kasabian album but I assure you I will never play it.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 25 November 2004 15:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Dave supported Kasabian! Apparently they are kindly, maybe twee.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 25 November 2004 15:32 (sixteen years ago) link

lauren, well, whoever they are, they are silly.

sonny, get her to drink many cans of sparks, then mumble some crap

ronan, you see, my point is proved. but, when you are not in the store, they say, "has he gone yet?" "yes, i think so", and then they put the kasabian cd on. they like it too. you should think abuot that

gravel, i have no point to make, but i didnt want you to feel left out. lets talk about porter wagoner and underground resistance

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 15:42 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm leaving now. time for the pool. i will call you after exercising, and the real fun will begin.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:09 (sixteen years ago) link

gareth, you never sent me your address so i can mail you five american dollars.

HI LAUREN HAPPY TURKEY DAY

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:11 (sixteen years ago) link

i dont have an address:(

perhaps i may see you in new york, soon

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:12 (sixteen years ago) link

perhaps! keep noize dudes continually updated on your travel schedule.

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:16 (sixteen years ago) link

I thought you were coming back to SF. Don't bitch out!

adam... (nordicskilla), Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I am pretty sure Kasabian has never been played, in my absence or otherwise.

we need more Underground Resistance though.

Ronan (Ronan), Thursday, 25 November 2004 17:38 (sixteen years ago) link

a sweetmeat link (sfw) which will make you even more confused.

I think it's this concoction made of raisins, shredded nuts, spices etc, also known as "sweetmince" which is cooked into little pastry pies. Or perhaps it's little home-made sweets, marzipans etc. One of those 2 things, anyway.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Thursday, 25 November 2004 17:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I talked to girl with Midlands accent, it was a tough one to handle but she was a sweety. What about Birmingham? The forgotten industrial craptown?

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 25 November 2004 18:20 (sixteen years ago) link

i am coming back to sf, i think, in the spring.

birmingham is not good

*@*.* (gareth), Thursday, 25 November 2004 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
dear britishes,
my friend is studying in cantaabury next year and is confused about buying weed in a country that uses the metric sysrtem... what should i tell her?

Sonny, Ah!!1 (Sonny A.), Thursday, 10 March 2005 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

When I was young it was about 15 punds for an eighth. Who know what it is now! I heard tabs of acid were going for like over ten pounds!

Senior Executive/CEO (nordicskilla), Thursday, 10 March 2005 19:22 (sixteen years ago) link

acid is hard to find.

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:10 (sixteen years ago) link

w3rd. i cant wait till jazz fest 4 this drought to end

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:19 (sixteen years ago) link

last time i did acid i ended up wandering around washington square park at 5:30 in the morning WAITING FOR THE SCRABBLE PLAYERS TO SHOW UP.

I eventually gave up and went home.

Ian John50n (orion), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:22 (sixteen years ago) link

acid is hard to find

i dont really smoke dope

why not just take pills, like the rest of us?

charltonlido (gareth), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:50 (sixteen years ago) link

i like the thrills (not the band) but can't stand the bellyaches.

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:51 (sixteen years ago) link

also, matt dc went to university in canterbury, you should ask him

this kentish weald (gareth), Thursday, 10 March 2005 20:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I almost went for teh film studies program at the university of kent at canterbury or some such.

Senior Executive/CEO (nordicskilla), Thursday, 10 March 2005 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

people still ask for an ounce here right?

Sven Bastard (blueski), Friday, 11 March 2005 12:06 (sixteen years ago) link

four years pass...

hi britishes

is "the telegraph" a real newspaper?

maybe there is a "british english" translation problem?

please help me understand this article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5009465/YouTube-spammed-by-US-Congressmen.html

"cheers,"

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

yes, the telegraph is a real newspaper. apart from that can't help you.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Wednesday, 18 March 2009 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

three years pass...
eight years pass...

WTF with replacing # with £ sign?

Planck Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:23 (two weeks ago) link

I don't know why anyone would replace a hash with a pound sign sorry

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:40 (two weeks ago) link

# was used (and maybe is still used somewhere) to denote pounds, as in the weight, and is still referred to generally as "the pound sign" when you are calling an automated phone line in the uk

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

but i have never seen it used to denote pounds, as in the currency

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

On my mac keyboard they're both above the three (# is alt+3, £ is shift+3), so could it be an accident? Otherwise I'd guess jim's explanation of "pound sign" is correct.

(Also it's called an octothorpe really)

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:01 (two weeks ago) link

On reflection I want to take back my parenthetical prescriptivist remark. One of its technical names is the octothorpe, which is a good name and a fun thing to know, but that doesn't mean it is the only thing that it is "really" called.

emil.y, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:04 (two weeks ago) link

is still referred to generally as "the pound sign" when you are calling an automated phone line in the uk

is this true? not in my experience, it's usually called Hash

bovarism, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:09 (two weeks ago) link

oooooh, you know what, i think youre right and it's called the pound sign here (canada)

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:18 (two weeks ago) link

yeah never encountered it being called anything apart from a hash until I left the UK

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

I've heard automated phone lines - with English accents - refer to it as 'pound'.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

I've never in my life heard it described as a pound sign, or used in reference to weights.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:38 (two weeks ago) link

Also the use of it to denote number, #1 or #9, is an American thing fwiw.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

^^^ I use the # for that a lot, because I think it looks good

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 19:59 (two weeks ago) link

So do I, it's neater, but I remember the first time I saw it used liked that not really knowing what it was - that was a long time ago though!

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 20:00 (two weeks ago) link


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