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    Slang, insults, swearing (watch it though!), anatomy body parts, Cockney Rhyme, Scottish, Welsh, Geordie etc. English first - Converted to a Canadian English equivalent...

    For example;

    Bristol City's - Titties
    Septic Tank - Yank
    Sweaty Sock - Jock (Scot)
    Dogs bollocks, mutts nutts, pooches privates etc - compliment, really good

    but must not to be confused with;

    bollocks - testicles or bullshit depending on the spoken delivery method.

    divvy or div - dimwit, idiot
    dipstick - as above
    eejit - as above
    numpty - as above
    manky - gross
    minger - as above but aimed at someone rather than something
    skanky - disgusting, unwashed
    pish - urine (also a mild form of insult if said to be talking it)

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    You missed Dobber, a person who is a bit of a d*ck
    Fanny baws- see above
    Bawbag (ballbag)
    Barry White, sh*te

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    Don't forget

    Muppet -idiot
    Fanny - female genitailia not a backside
    Minge - see above
    Crumpet - Young attractive women
    Taffy - Welshman (Wales the place where men are men and sheep are worried)
    Fag - Something you smoke, a cigarette

    Baden Powell - trowel
    Jam Jar - a car
    Rub a Dub dub - Pub
    Battle Cruiser - Boozer (see above

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    Actually,I seen you started a sticky on terms, but it's not too full yet, (there's something for Ames taper to do)
    Canucks are fairly familiar with British terms/slang. But you could say we became ..... less colonial after WW2 , and as American tv invaded across Canada's borders. We got stuff like Monty Python, Carry on movies, on the bus ???, robins nest, bless this house and the current dreaded coronation street.

    Our main slang is eh', somehow , back in the 80's through the media etc,,,,,,, yanks said we used eh' (A) alot , we were like WTF, then started saying eh' un-purpose, but we do say it all the time now.

    few of our everyday terms are beaver (womens you know what) 2-4 (case of 24 beers) loonie(one dollar) twonie (2 dollars) timmy's ( a major coffee and donut store).......... eh'

    But I was thinking more a long the work terms. I don't get most of your work terms b/c their not in the media so........

    were tapers but our slang term is mudders
    were angles but you guys are internals
    I think angles to you guys is corner bead
    Oh , and we say guys, you guys say lads
    finishing angles we say flushing well the yanks say glazing
    1st coat to yanks is the tape, but to canucks it's taped .
    2nd coat to yanks is bed coat while it's the 1st coat to us.
    Bazooka we will call it "the tube"
    Missed screws (ones sticking out) we call fliers
    When they pull a screw, the left over burr we call a tab
    your snagging we call touch ups
    our last coat or final coat we call it a skim coat
    a dog f**ker is a lazy person, or we say he is making puppies
    a labourer (hired hand or apprentice) is your b1tch
    3 ways are where the three angles meet (your internals)

    Think you get the idea, you guys/lads have terms where you go WTF are you guys saying, skimers ???? dappers ????? etc, it's not your street slang, it's the work slang /terms that would be more helpful

    So if some of you lads could fill that sticky with some of the terms, that would be great...... thank you

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    OK

    Skimmer - Plasterer who applies Veneer Coat plaster to a wall instead of Taping and Jointing
    Dabber - A person who sticks boards to block or masonary walls with dabs of bonding. drywall adhesive
    Tacker - Someone who nails board to timber stud, and as we use srews on metal the same term has been carried over

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    turd - sh!t
    Gregory Pecks - specs
    Hank Marvin - starving
    Chevy Chase - face
    ham shank - w@nk (masterb@te)
    w@nker - as above but the person who does it
    tube - an idiotic person, or subway
    bampot - someone who is mental
    ned - Non Educated Delinquent
    chav - as above

    Made you a sticky in the help forum here;

    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...rk-terminology

    but will leave this thread as is. I live here and the Cockney lingo still confuses the hell out of me.

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    Do what China, your avin a Giraffe ain'tcha, ya can't unnerstan a Dicky bird I'm Rabbitin abaht, in that case the pigs is on you dahn the Rubbidy, you can use your jam jar, an the Trouble'll be wiv me, I'll leave the Saucepans at your drum

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    Love that clip, reminds me of the clip in Lock Stock, where they put sub titles up, I was in stitches, and I didn't understand a fair bit of it, and I'm 2nd generation Cockney
    (Grandad was born within the sound of Bow Bells, I wasn't, thank god)

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    Just for Alex and 2 Buck


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    Haha!
    "He knows claret's imminent"!

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    Tackers we would call 'roughers'
    A dabber would be Dot Dabber
    Tapers are still tapers, or 'Ames Tapers'
    External tapes are Beads, flex or steels
    Internal tapes are angles
    Joint filler is 'fast set'
    Joint cement is 'velvet'
    The bazooka is merely the 'gun'
    A hand mixing wheel is the 'plunger'
    A sanding pole is an 'idiot stick'
    An apprentice is just 'the boy'
    When leaving the site it is 'lousing time'
    To 'shoot the craw' means you are going home too.
    carpenters are 'joiners'
    2nd fix joiners are 'finishing joiners'
    Plumbers are 'dumb and dumbers'
    Oh and kitchen fitters are ARS*HO*ES

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    Thanks fellas, that actually helps, joint filler I always thought of that as all purpose mud , not a hot mud, that ones like wow.

    Don't see why they give a different name for dabber and tacker, drywall is drywall, (but it's your country so) it's more of a process than a trade is it not ???? they don't glue drywall to cement here no more, but they called the process laminating when they did. And skimmer threw me for a loop too, that would be a plaster guy here . but I am confused that joint cement is velvet so.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    Thanks fellas, that actually helps, joint filler I always thought of that as all purpose mud , not a hot mud, that ones like wow.

    Don't see why they give a different name for dabber and tacker, drywall is drywall, (but it's your country so) it's more of a process than a trade is it not ???? they don't glue drywall to cement here no more, but they called the process laminating when they did. And skimmer threw me for a loop too, that would be a plaster guy here . but I am confused that joint cement is velvet so.......
    As i remember velvet was a Lafarge product!!? i'm sure thats where that name came from!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    Thanks fellas, that actually helps, joint filler I always thought of that as all purpose mud , not a hot mud, that ones like wow.

    Don't see why they give a different name for dabber and tacker, drywall is drywall, (but it's your country so) it's more of a process than a trade is it not ???? they don't glue drywall to cement here no more, but they called the process laminating when they did. And skimmer threw me for a loop too, that would be a plaster guy here . but I am confused that joint cement is velvet so.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    Actually,I seen you started a sticky on terms, but it's not too full yet, (there's something for Ames taper to do)
    Canucks are fairly familiar with British terms/slang. But you could say we became ..... less colonial after WW2 , and as American tv invaded across Canada's borders. We got stuff like Monty Python, Carry on movies, on the bus ???, robins nest, bless this house and the current dreaded coronation street.

    Our main slang is eh', somehow , back in the 80's through the media etc,,,,,,, yanks said we used eh' (A) alot , we were like WTF, then started saying eh' un-purpose, but we do say it all the time now.

    few of our everyday terms are beaver (womens you know what) 2-4 (case of 24 beers) loonie(one dollar) twonie (2 dollars) timmy's ( a major coffee and donut store).......... eh'

    But I was thinking more a long the work terms. I don't get most of your work terms b/c their not in the media so........

    were tapers but our slang term is mudders
    were angles but you guys are internals
    I think angles to you guys is corner bead
    Oh , and we say guys, you guys say lads
    finishing angles we say flushing well the yanks say glazing
    1st coat to yanks is the tape, but to canucks it's taped .
    2nd coat to yanks is bed coat while it's the 1st coat to us.
    Bazooka we will call it "the tube"
    Missed screws (ones sticking out) we call fliers
    When they pull a screw, the left over burr we call a tab
    your snagging we call touch ups
    our last coat or final coat we call it a skim coat
    a dog f**ker is a lazy person, or we say he is making puppies
    a labourer (hired hand or apprentice) is your b1tch
    3 ways are where the three angles meet (your internals)

    Think you get the idea, you guys/lads have terms where you go WTF are you guys saying, skimers ???? dappers ????? etc, it's not your street slang, it's the work slang /terms that would be more helpful

    So if some of you lads could fill that sticky with some of the terms, that would be great...... thank you
    By the way i have 2 get off that other site i'm starting 2 call things butts and stuff!! Like the other day i was tellin the site agent about butt splicers Man i had 2 explain that 1 2 him fast before he thought i was a ravin hoof!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    they don't glue drywall to cement here no more, but they called the process laminating when they did.
    Dot dabber = Laminator? Didnt know this so added to the list.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beermonster View Post
    As i remember velvet was a Lafarge product
    It was indeed. Not used this gear since the white and green bags of the early 90's but you can still buy the GTEC equivalent from Walls and Ceilings.

    http://www.walls-and-ceilings.co.uk/...od=LPV&cat=150
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    Alex don't know if you remember back in the 80s we had a partition system called "Laminate Partition" made some good money at that.
    glad it's gone though



    Never heard of Dabbing called laminating though
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    BM your not alone, I'm always saying Mud, not Joint Cement, Hot Mud, not fast set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    BM your not alone, I'm always saying Mud, not Joint Cement, Hot Mud, not fast set
    Yeah I got caught out on Thursday. Joiner came to see if he could start the finishings and i said "aye no problem, I,m just pinwheeling my threeways" WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The 80's haha, I was at school for most of it.

    Add a comment to the other list if you think any of it is BS, remember I'm just winging the translations too.
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