Not Bad For a Septic

You Are 75% British

Are you British? Hell, you're more of a Brit than the Queen is!
You're truly the dog's bollocks... and you know that's not an insult.

So what if you're a slobbering drunk obsessed with football?
At least you always remember your manners.

 

 

I'm well chuffed, but their comments make me question the accuracy of the test.  I'm not a total gorm about things British, but I'm definitely no footballer...the only team I can even name is Manchester United.  And as for slobbering drunk, well, I can still count on one hand the number of times I've been that bladdered, not that I haven't circled over Shannon a bit!

As for British slang, I don't know sweet F A about most of it.  At least I know enough that if somebody tells me she's dying for a slash, I'll just point her to the nearest khazi, and not take the **** of her.

Now let's see how long it will take flutter, ball, moo, and LTD to tell me to wind my neck down, that I've made a right bags of it!  But it's all great craic!

EBunbury EBunbury
46-50, M
11 Responses Feb 11, 2009

Well, it is Cockney rhyming slang for an American, based on the rhyming of "Yank" with "septic tank", so it's possible that visiting Americans who didn't understand the cultural traditions of rhyming slang could have taken it as an insult. But, much like the culture of steel mill workers in Philadelphia where my uncle worked, this is a culture that jokingly insults you as a show of respect. If they really didn't like you, the insults would be very different!

Septic? Is that not a nasty, prejudicial insult towards American soldiers based in Britain during WWII?

Thank you, ancient Celt! I thought that odd, myself. I was tempted to bring up the whole Saxe-Coburg-Gothe thing, but didn't want to cause an international incident. :-)<br />
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I guess, though, that England has such a history of her throne being held by monarchs from European royal families, that we can safely now call it a very English tradition. After all, some of the Hanoverian rulers could barely speak a lick of English!<br />
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:-)

Liverpool? Strange name. Next door to Kidneypond?

Who knew!

So all your football teams are in Manchester?

What? You guys have two?

Ah, we Yanks can't tell the difference anyway. It's all the same island to us. :-)

Well, I include NI in Great Britain. And I did have to chuckle at the Boris Yeltsin story!

LOL What can I say, my prof was a Man of Kent who introduced me to Cockney rhyming slang...it's addictive.

You're septic? Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics for that you know.