Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

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  1. Forbin

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    Okay, you're going to have to explain that expression to the Americans. :) Does that mean "smelly"?
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Yes, it means smelly.

    I didn't realise that it was an Australianism rather than a phrase more widely used.
     
  3. DarthTom

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    Most Americans - older Americans - would understand this phrase to mean arriving somewhere on time.

    Younger Americans would understand this phrase to mean exactly correct.

    Very few of us would use it to describe smelly.
     
  4. Guy Gardener

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    Non Americans ditto.

    I thought it might have been a typo, and you had meant to say "on the Noose."
     
  5. DarthTom

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    I remember the first time I was in London and I asked a native London resident why everyone was, "Jay-walking." The person looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language. :lol:

    And for those that don't know - jay walking is a common American term for people who don't cross a street at the cross walk or at an intersection but rather anywhere then traffic clears.
     
  6. Miss Chicken

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    It seems that the only place it is used to mean "smelly" is in Australia, at least according to wikionary.

    We use the term jay-walking in Australia.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    I thought it meant she had a turtle had poking out as she's been holding everything back.
     
  8. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Had a female friend in high school who visited London one summer. She said the hotel asked her if she like someone to "knock her up" in the morning. She was ready to call the police. That means VASTLY different things in our two countries!
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    I've seen the first four episodes now. Nothing outstanding, but it's watchable. The teenage angst is annoying already and the acting is all over the place, but it has my attention.
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    At least they were polite enough to ask! :lol:

    When she got upset did they offer her a fag?
     
  11. bigdaddy

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    I'm never offered a fag!

    Anyhoo, the next episode takes place on the 6th day according to the preview ads.
     
  12. Anwar

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    My family is Pakistani-Canadian, and when one of my older sisters was in England she got the whole "Mind if I bum a fag?" line, not knowing what the heck it meant.
     
  13. O'Dib

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    What I really wonder about is whether the whole thing from Arrested Development, about calling someone a pussy in Britain being positive, wasn't just made up.
     
  14. Taylirious

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    Hopefully Angie is free. If not, I am done.
     
  15. Forbin

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    Just don't tell a woman in London she has a nice fanny.
     
  16. Trekker4747

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    Can Junior just go upstairs to the bathroom some episode and never return like Chuck Cunningham?

    And 15 minutes or so to live and you play Beethoven and Skeeter Davis? Pfft. Should've played In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
     
  17. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But what if she does have a nice fanny?
     
  18. Dream

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    Junior is going to be the one that ends up saving the entire town! Just watch!:lol:
     
  19. Yoda

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    I thought episode 5 was probably the strongest of the bunch. There's still a fair number of bad scenes.

    I mean c'mon. The Norrie biological father subplot :lol:, make it stop!

    The visiting day stuff just drew attention to the fact that there is no reason that the military shouldn't have been writing back and forth with say at least the Chester's Mill PD to get some intel.

    Speaking of which the new police chief is taking over as the most completely useless character on the show. She could not decipher military time, and was even the one to ask about it? :lol:

    Hey Barbie put up this police tape and tell everyone to stay behind it while I do the exact opposite. Thank god superhunk firefighter husband has the non-exploding edition of a Windows tablet.

    So long as I'm complaining, I was always under the impression that the MOAB was well... A bomb. You know, more Fatman and Little Boy than ICBM. Dropped out of a big bomber. Not a missile as they kept referring and depicting it. Am I off base here?
     
  20. Scout101

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    Nope, it's a bomb, not a missile. Failure to do even basic fact checking, pretty poor. Drops from a C-130...
     

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