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Old 2004-08-15, 05:04 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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I am going to fail British Literature for SURE.


The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, by Alan Sillitoe, excerpt from p.27

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"We've got months to splash the lolly," I whispered as we crossed the yard, "only don't let that gate creak too much or you'll have the narks turning-in."

"You think I'm barmy?" he siad, creaking the gate so that the whole street heard.
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I may as well be reading Chinese. Summer Reading 1, AztecWarrior 0.

Can anyone translate this from Mysterious Moon Language to American English?
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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lolly n. 1. Slang term for money. No idea of the etymology, I'm afraid. 2. A lolly or an "ice lolly" is a sort of frozen sugary flavoured lump wrapped around a small bit of wood and designed specifically to drip all down your front as it defrosts. It's known better in the States as a "popsicle".



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Old 2004-08-15, 05:13 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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... so what exactly are you stuck with you silly numptie?

"We've got months to splash the lolly,"
Slang for money - "We've got months to spend the money"

"only don't let that gate creak too much or you'll have the narks turning-in."
Never heard "narks" myself, so I googled it and found This. So I presume it's saying "keep quiet or we'll have the police after us."

"You think I'm barmy?"
Barmy = Slang for mad/crazy.
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[Hezzy]: "balallaalalla! blow the heathens up with a large nuclear device"
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:19 PM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Wtf, I didn't understand most of that without thinking what it could mean. Why the hell are they teaching words that no-one uses?

No wonder America thinks we talk like that
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Oh, great, not even the British know what it means.
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Oi, I say gov'na, 'ts a bloomin' shame 'at 'oo 'on't 'o 'at a blinkin' nark is, 'oo 'am yanks.

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Old 2004-08-15, 05:24 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally Posted by AztecWarrior
Oh, great, not even the British know what it means.
I knew what it meant, but I shouldn't need to try and figure out what it means. I should already know.

Tell you teacher (s)he's teaching you a load of poppycock (from me)
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Originally Posted by AztecWarrior
Oh, great, not even the British know what it means.
I just fucking told you.
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:31 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Over here nark means someone that's against drugs.
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:35 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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And?
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Old 2004-08-15, 05:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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The british have more slang then a south central gangster
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Old 2004-08-15, 06:09 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Rayder
Over here nark means someone that's against drugs.
More specifically, short for NARCotics agent. Somone who 'narks' on you. Like a taddletale. Aztec should know that one. You're slacking.
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Old 2004-08-15, 07:56 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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The story (which I have finished) proves that British people are no good at anything but sailing and exploring. They fail miserably as writers, cooks, and dentists.

It's something like "Like boggery I'll win that race" and the delinquent kid loses to spite the gov'na. Pip pip cheerio.

In all honesty, there is a message in the story, but the language is unintelligable and redundant. And it's an evil message at that.
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Old 2004-08-15, 08:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Buggery

We had to do Lord of the Flies for our GCSE literature (one of the years anyway) and it words like "wacko" and "wizard" (translation in this instance: cool). You could probably hear the sniggers in the next room
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Old 2004-08-16, 12:04 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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I already said this twice this week, DONT USE MY NAME IN VAIN!!!!!!!!


It aint like saying the Lords name in vain, its worse.
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