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Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

Re: Ahh colloquial meanings of words.

I was quite surprised when "Married with Children" was airing and Al Bundy, commenting on his wife Peggy, made a proclamation along the lines of; "and that's why I married a wanker". I believe she was said to have hailed from "Wanker County".

It was only some time later that I discovered Wanker is a common American surname, and not as derogatory as it sounded.

And then there's "Ginger Minge".

Just popping outside to get myself a fag and some sticky buns.

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