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    ian356094
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    These are all 100% true.

    absent
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    I’m sorry but “rooty tooty” is not an British phrase. What others call a “gun” we call a “French Tickler”.

    ian356094
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    My mistake.

    Anonymoose
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    Most of them are true, but Rooty Tooty Point and Shooty is a joke by comedian Brian Regan in reference to how stupid “Walkie Talkie” is for being the name of a military invention.

    numb7rs
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    I am British and use these sorts of phrases every day.

    RSIxidor
    Member

    Seriously Britain? WISHIE-WASHIES? SERIOUSLY?

    I will never take the cookie-biscuit debate seriously after knowing.

    numb7rs
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    Seriously America? You can’t tell that half of these are satire? Seriously?

    Lamb
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    Seriously trolls?

    RSIxidor
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    ON INTERNET NO WAYS

    numb7rs
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    SHUT YOUR SLAPPY HAM.

    maninahat
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    I wish these were true. The author has to be American, they have clearly gathered a malformed an image of what a “typical” cockney sounds like from TV when making up some of these. I will however adopt the phrase “Cold on a Cob” from now on. (The common British term is “icy lolly” btw.)

    maninahat
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    Also: here’s how to parody Cockneys properly: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPALRwCSv6U&feature=fvst

    WistfulD
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    So many memes about our “two people, divided by a common language” on the internets, yet whenever real Americans and British end up in a conversation, they inevitably crash and burn on the discrepancy in the meaning of the word ‘fanny’

    Paul_Is_Drunk
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    Or “rubber.”

    blowbags
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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bb_Pfgu-wg

    That’s a pretty good one for the horrific lock stock spin offs that surfaced