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Every nationality has their well known sayings.

Aussies are known for 'g'day mate' for example. Canadians end every second sentence with 'eh'. Have a nice day, eh. What sayings or terms do Brits use that as a non-Brit you have noticed and like?

A couple of my own favourites are, 'if we only got the weather' and 'we can get 4 seasons in one day.' Another on that line is, 'if you don't like the weather, just wait an hour'.

I have a friend in Scotland who often uses initials instead of the actual phrases. So she will comment, 'NCA' (nae class attaw) or 'NBA' (no braw attaw). This might be a regional Glasgow practice.

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Not really a saying.... well maybe it is
My car number plate is OLD GITS .
Here in the USA, nobody knows what an old git is....!!

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Down here is the South they say "Bless yer cotton socks," which I love.

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I was only talking to someone about this the other day! I am originally from the West Midlands so thought I would contribute a few typical words/sayings...

Bostin - brilliant

Me babby/wench - term used when talking to or greeting someone

Going round the wreckin (love this one!) - when you take the long route to get somewhere

A piece (my nan always uses this one!) - bread and butter

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One of my favourites is 'pottering about'

I've never heard it used anywhere else

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I love these:

"Ay-up, me duck" - hello
"Innit" - isn't it
"Ta, darling" - thanks (as said by my sister-in-law)
"Bloody Nora!!" - in place of a stronger expletive
"As you do" - as one does

And just a couple things I've heard that amused me:

From my husband: "Autumn in England: You've got a week of the leaves being orange, then they fall off, then it's brown and grey until March. The end."

From my father-in-law, who was starting a sentence: "I was thinking about pork pie, as you do..."

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There are so many saying out there but two of my favourites are: Brass Monkeys (meaning it's really cold) and The Dogs Bo#@ocks (meaning the best or really good).

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One of my favorite sayings here is "I am really chuffed" - meaning well pleased

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My girl from America has never heard 'Taking the Pi$$' before she started talking to me. Shortly after she was watching a British TV show where some police caught some kids peeing on a church. As I am sure you can all imagine, its created a bit of a running joke between us.

She also picked up on me saying 'Send it ya' which has slowly worked its way in to her everyday vocabulary.

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