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double entendres

are british people dirty-minded? not long ago, i recall someone bemoaning the fact that pretty much everything she was saying (while learning english) had some hidden sexual meaning and she was suffering a bit for it.

is it the same in german, or is it just that english lends itself to this? or is it simply just that the brits have dirty minds?

sometimes, i hear some really funny ones in switzerland and just got a doozy off facebook: "if you're bored you can come and drill a hole in my wall" (referring to DIY).
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Old 14.08.2011, 15:31
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are british people dirty-minded? not long ago, i recall someone bemoaning the fact that pretty much everything she was saying (while learning english) had some hidden sexual meaning and she was suffering a bit for it.
It's all talk due to no action.
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Old 14.08.2011, 15:37
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are british people dirty-minded?
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It's all talk due to no action.
Yes!
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just got a doozy off facebook: "if you're bored you can come and drill a hole in my wall" (referring to DIY).
Is it still DIY if you're drilling the wall?
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Re: double entendres

The mature part of me says that the British simply relish the flexibility of their language, that dual meaning enables us to find humour everywhere and that one of the common factors of all Brits is that we do like a laugh.

The immature part of me that still, after seven years here, sniggers at the words Gute Fahrt, says:
A woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives her one.
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The mature part of me says that the British simply relish the flexibility of their language, that dual meaning enables us to find humour everywhere and that one of the common factors of all Brits is that we do like a laugh.

The immature part of me that still, after seven years here, sniggers at the words Gute Fahrt, says:
A woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives her one.
Ah yes 'gute fahrt' is what my UK grandchildren love the most.
They shout it out at every railway station and airport, and the Swiss really think they're wishing the departing person a good journey, and wonder why they're falling about laughing
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Some good examples of double entendres are in the Bond movies. Those starring Pearce Brosnan were the best.
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Some good examples of double entendres are in the Bond movies. Those starring Pearce Brosnan were the best.
Bond girl names, at least some of the funny ones:
Honey Rider
Kissy Suzuki
Pussy Galore
Plenty O'Toole
Chew Mee
Holly Goodhead
Octopussy
May Day
Xenia Onatopp
Molly Warmflash
"Peaceful Fountains of Desire"
Strawberry Fields
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Bond girl names, at least some of the funny ones:
Honey Rider
Kissy Suzuki
Pussy Galore
Plenty O'Toole
Chew Mee
Holly Goodhead
Octopussy
May Day
Xenia Onatopp
Molly Warmflash
"Peaceful Fountains of Desire"
Strawberry Fields
In the opening scene of The World Is Not Enough, the pretty Spanish girl gives a paper (containing some financial statement) to Bond and says "would like to check my figures", Bond eyes her and says only the way he can, "oh I am sure they are perfectly rounded"
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Re: double entendres

I think only the British could appreciate Finbarr Saunders and his Double Entendres. Not to be confused with this other Finbarr.

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Old 14.08.2011, 18:46
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Lots of double entendre in French too.

I just love the British sound for 'double entendre' ménage à trois' and
'genrE'.
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