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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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So last week my brother got me hooked on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Being that it takes place all over the UK, some of the "cursing" used (because its uncensored) sounds freaking hilarious to me because I can catch the gist of it. However, some of the words seemed to have multiple meanings or I simply have no clue what it means. For example:

bollocks = balls(testes) or bullpoop?
punter = derogatory name for a customer?
plonker = special man part?
c*ock = rooster or special man part or peac*ock?

Maybe some of our UK brothers can shed some light here and give an American translation?

And for the rest of you, if you like the US Kitchen Nightmares, the UK version is top notch because its uncensored and they are quite liberal with the f-bombs.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Hi Silverctr,

Ramsay is awesome although I'd hate to have him as a boss! He's scottish, like me, so I really like it when he goes for the no bull comments!

Bollocks means exactly as you say - both balls and bullpoop. Highly popular in british swearing. ("That's a load of bollocks!") Not literally a big bag of testicles...!
Punter is more of a slang word for customer but it's not derogatory. When we go to gigs we are 'punters'. Not sure where that word originates from though.
Plonker is a polite or slang way of saying 'special man part', like the word 'willy' (common in Scotland). It's also a lighter way of saying idiot - 'You dozy plonker!' etc.
Knowing Ramsay, **** is certainly being used as the slang term for 'special man part' again.

Hey, since we're on the subject, why are americans so intrigued with scottish accents? I'm touring the states at the moment and people are always asking me to 'say that again!'. So funny!

Also, if you ever get the chance to eat a haggis just do it. Don't ask what's in it, just eat it. You'll love it I promise! It'll also make you an even better guitar player...

Rock on,
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We ask you UK'ers to say again because we are amazed that you lads can't speak the language you invented.
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Awa' 'n' bile yer heed ya cheeky wee bugger ye!
Yes, I put out on the first date but you gotta bring flowers and buy dinner. Least I think that was what you were asking.
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Hi Silverctr,

Ramsay is awesome although I'd hate to have him as a boss! He's scottish, like me, so I really like it when he goes for the no bull comments!

Bollocks means exactly as you say - both balls and bullpoop. Highly popular in british swearing. ("That's a load of bollocks!") Not literally a big bag of testicles...!
Punter is more of a slang word for customer but it's not derogatory. When we go to gigs we are 'punters'. Not sure where that word originates from though.
Plonker is a polite or slang way of saying 'special man part', like the word 'willy' (common in Scotland). It's also a lighter way of saying idiot - 'You dozy plonker!' etc.
Knowing Ramsay, **** is certainly being used as the slang term for 'special man part' again.

Hey, since we're on the subject, why are americans so intrigued with scottish accents? I'm touring the states at the moment and people are always asking me to 'say that again!'. So funny!

Also, if you ever get the chance to eat a haggis just do it. Don't ask what's in it, just eat it. You'll love it I promise! It'll also make you an even better guitar player...

Rock on,
Chris
Thanks for the translation! I think most people here think the Scots sound like Shrek or one of Mike Myers' other characters.
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I think Scotts sound like Sean Connery chewing on a plonker.

Did I say that right?

Of course I love Scotts, I've got plenty Tartan DNA, I just can't understand what they're saying half the time!
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I think Scotts sound like Sean Connery chewing on a plonker.

Did I say that right?

Of course I love Scotts, I've got plenty Tartan DNA, I just can't understand what they're saying half the time!

LOL!

Like the men said, "Don't ask what it is,just eat it you'll love it"
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