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You know, trickson, like "Go get the torch, it's in the boot."
I understand (in both US and UK terms) everything except the torch part. :p
 

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You know, trickson, like "Go get the torch, it's in the boot."
I'm even confused by this. Must be a Wisconsin thing. ;)

Doesn't anyone use a lantern anymore? :confused:
 

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I'm even confused by this. Must be a Wisconsin thing. ;)

Doesn't anyone use a lantern anymore? :confused:
Definitely not.

Wisconsin:

Oh hey dere! Could ya get me da flashlight outta da trunk err no?
 

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Really? Because I don't find torches in my boots very often. :laugh:

+1: :roll:
I believe Kreij was explaining the UK version of things... So the point has been missed by you and Dave.
 
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Cristian_25H from Romania ? Nice !
 

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http://www.torchdirect.co.uk/

We call them flashlights here in the US.
LOL Man I was trying to make sense of the thing till you spot on did it! Thank you :respect:

Man a flashlight! A fucking Flashlight is what you were talking about! Torch? WTF does some one need a torch? Now flashlight that makes perfect sense to me. :respect:
 
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That's simply not true and has nothing to do with prejudice. The vernacular, including slang and colloquialisms, of a region may be completely incomprehensible to someone from another country who was not raised using your native language.
It is always best to speak/write in the manner that is most effective for communication with someone who may not be familiar with what you consider "normal".

For instance, "Go get the torch", means something completely different in the UK than in the US, and we both use the same language (more or less).
I like when I need to use google translate, babelfish, thesaurus or urban dictionary to get colloquialism I'm not familiar with. That means I'll learn something new. You see, your native language does not have same international status as my native language.
 

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Torch makes more sense to me.

Torch:


Modern torch:


Do flashlights flash? I don't want a flashlight flashing when I'm trying to get around in the dark.
 

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Once upon a time, in a very far away place, there wasn't electricity, and they used this thing, called fire, to light their way. They held this thing, this fire, on a stick, and hence the torch was born.


I love technology.

;)
LOL I know I am stoned I just didn't get it man. Now why is it they call them torches then? When in fact they are NOT FIRE! STUPID! :twitch:
 
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no uk based staff , little suprised tbh
 

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LOL I know I am stoned I just didn't get it man. Now why is it they call them torches then? When in fact they are NOT FIRE! STUPID! :twitch:
Because they used torches for light before there were flashlights? :slap:

no uk based staff , little suprised tbh
Tatty is from the UK. There have been others.
 

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Because they used torches for light before there were flashlights? :slap:



Tatty is from the UK.
I know this! But a torch is FIRE on A FUCKING STICK! A flashlight is and always has been a battery operated light source.
 

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Take it easy with the language please. :)
 
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