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Since: 6.1.02
From: Brooklyn, NY

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#1 Posted on
for inventing the word 'cheers.' What a great word. It mean, essentially "thanks and goodbye" in one word. And you don't need to respond. Check it out, someone asks you for directions:

In America

Him: "Pardon me, do you know the way to Main street?"
You: "Sure buddy, take a left at the next light and then another left two blocks down."
Him: "Hey, thanks a lot."
You: "no problem."
Him: "Alright, see you later. "
You: "Ok. Take care now."
Him: "Thanks again (leaves)."

In Britain

Him: "Pardon me, do you know the way to Main street?"
You: "Sure mate, take a left at the next light and then another left two blocks down."
Him: "Cheers mate (leaves)."

What a great word guys! Too bad you sound like a sissy if you say it here.


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Since: 2.1.02
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until you walk down the street and meet a man that says he wants to take your trouble and stife to meet some of his mates and if you refuse, he'll give you a bunch of fives all over your chevy chase...

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#3 Posted on
Well, we do have a commonly used hand gesture in America that could have ended that conversation no later than the second or third line.

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
I agree. The way some of us Americans use the English language is just too damn imprecise for my taste. It bugs me when I'm thinking something, but don't really have the means to express it in words without rambling on like an idiot.

...That leaves me open to about three dozen cheap shots I can think of, so... (puts on a hockey goalie outfit) shoot.

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Since: 7.1.02
From: Sheffield, UK

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Well as the token Brit, cheers for the kind words!

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Since: 18.2.02
From: England

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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by Qubber
    Well as the token Brit, cheers for the kind words!

Shouldn't that have been "cheers!" :-)
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