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Monday November 05, 2001
06:30 AM

A Translation

[ #1172 ]

For our 'Merkan friends:

s/mobile/cellular/g;

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  • As a fellow Brit perl hacker living in the States (been here for 6 years now) you'd be amazed at the number of comedic situations you can find yourself in by using 'English' English. Next time you're over here mate, I recommend you try these babies out:

    I'm just nipping outside to have a fag

    Or if you find your trusty pencil case is lacking supplies:

    Can I borrow your rubber?

    Oh the laughs you'll get :)

    • There's great routine by comedian Mike Harding on these lines. To reiterate one of your examples, he talks about going into a shop and saying:

      Can I have a big box of rubbers please? I keep making huge mistakes.

      Another one he mentions is "laying the table".