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Thread #60691 Message #972339
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Jun-03 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: What is a 'furtive Jodrell'?
Subject: RE: What is a 'furtive Jodrell'?
I would venture to guess that the above discussion is entirely unintelligible to most Americans, who typically don't know how rhyming slang works, and don't know that "wank" means masturbate.
Having never heard of the Jodrell Bank, I would be at a loss myself without the explanation.
Is there any part of American culture that's unintelligible to most Brits? I can't think of any.