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January 28, 2016 7:43 pm  #21

Re: Britpick Resources

I have a question, since it was something that came to mind when I was thinking about a fic I might write.  Sorry if this is a bit vulgar (though I suppose that's subjective).

If something is very unpleasant/bad/etc. in North America we'll say it "sucks." Some people say "blows," but generally "suck" is used.  Is this used in the UK or their an equivalent phrase that's different?
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January 28, 2016 7:44 pm  #22

Re: Britpick Resources

We use 'sucks', too....part of  the U.S international takeover!  Tee Hee.

Possibly  a politer version would be ' it's pants'. 

Last edited by besleybean (January 28, 2016 7:45 pm)


January 28, 2016 7:52 pm  #23

Re: Britpick Resources

OK, thanks.  I was thinking and then all of a sudden went " they even say that in the UK?" I couldn't think of anything that could take its place or why you wouldn't use it, but I wasn't sure.

Last edited by Yitzock (January 28, 2016 7:54 pm)
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November 30, 2016 8:35 pm  #24

Re: Britpick Resources

I think Ofcom's report on offensive language might be useful as a list of British swear words for Sherlock fanfic writers. Warning, offensive language

Found the source

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