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How does the TV programme South park get away with IT?

 
 
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 04:14 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Quote:
Wot? £5 for a pint of beer? Are you extracting the Michael?

So , if I my.
Is it the equivalent of' "ARE YOU SHITTIN ME?"


Yes, what I was thinking.
Lovepink1234
 
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Reply Wed 7 Jan, 2015 05:03 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Aha sorry! I didn't want to swear incase people got offended or thought I lacked manners, the comment below explains what it means perfectly
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 07:40 am
@Lustig Andrei,
The two phrases are not directly interchangeable. Were I to meet you in London, only to find you wearing a Stetson, (just go with it,) I would congratulate you on your choice of headgear. I would call it a breath of fresh air and wish more people would do the same.

And yes, I would be taking the mickey, (that's how we do it over here.)
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 09:18 am
@izzythepush,
"taking a mickey" in early 20th century barroom talk , meant to slip someone a knock-out drop like chloral hydrate.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2015 09:22 am
@farmerman,
I thought that was slipping a mickey. Btw, one never takes a mickey one takes the mickey.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 7 Mar, 2015 11:36 pm
@izzythepush,
I think FM mistyped, I've heard slipped him a Mickey as slang for drugging a persons drink.

I'm not sure if Americans have a concise way to say the same thing like 'takes the Mickey'. You would hear someone say that SouthPark did a great send up of Tom Cruise. I need to think about this a little more.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 8 Mar, 2015 03:29 am
@glitterbag,
We also have taking the piss, but that can also mean acting unreasonably, unlike ripping the piss which also means making fun of.
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