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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:45 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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karlomanx wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
karlomanx wrote:
I like it but

legrandefromage wrote:
its actually a bit of alright out on the road..


'Tres bon, dans la rue' I think - very good on the road


Thanks ! Am I right guessing that's british understatement ? Anyway I like the expression.
Here's one of the funniest english expression and one of my favourites : "to go like shit off a shovel".
It took me some research to find the etymology but it was worth taking the time !
By the way, I still don't know why a bicycle is a "she" for you brits, any ideas ?


Most english men are obsessed with their mothers so refer to anything that gives them a problem as a 'she' - cars, trucks, bikes anything and everything.

I have never, ever, in my life referred to any of my cars/ bikes as 'she', they definitely are an 'it' or 'git' at best.

BTW - this bike goes like 'shit off a shovel'


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:22 am 
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I wouldn't kick it out of bed for getting oil on the sheets, that's for sure.

Kind of into these practical frankenbikes at the moment though.

Looks.......fun!


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