Thursday, March 29, 2007

Pencil marks

OK, dumb language question number 143....the thing that you remove pencil lines with...what do you call it in the UK? The local, read non-native speaking teachers at the language school are using 'rubber'. In N. America, this is a, hmmmmm, prophylactic device, worn by men to prevent babies and the spread of AIDS. Yup, it's a condom. You would look pretty odd asking to borrow someone's, or asking if they have one....

So what do you call an eraser there?

5 comments:

Boo and Trev said...

Yup, we do call it a rubber. Also if somebody says to you keep your pecker up - they are referring to your chin. A fag is a cigarette and a faggot is a kind of meatball thing. Oh the double entendre potential!

katemcnabb said...

Ha ha!! Oh I love it :)

oreneta said...

Then there is 'knock you up" which I understands means that you will come over and knock on the door, but in N AM means you will come over and get me pregnant....

Well, I had to keep my pecker up, so after knocking you up, we shared a fag. When we went back inside, I borrowed a rubber just before your Mom served up faggots for dinner.

OLD MAN OF THE SEA said...

THOSE OF US VISSITING POLAND, THINK ALL THIS TALK IS SHOCKING. THE KAZINSKYS WOULDN'T APPROVE PARTICULARLY ON PALM SUNDAY. THE WEATHER HERE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WE HAVE PLANTED UMPTEEN FLOWERS WITH OSCAR AND GEORGE DOING ALL THE HARD WORK. J&T ARE ON A DIET SO LOTS OF FISH TOO.
OLD MAN OF THE SEA

oreneta said...

If your really an old man of the sea, this shouldn't be so shocking m'boy...