Art preview! More magazine stuff for Season 2002-2003

Postby Reinder on Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:28 am

It's been a while since I posted art stuff on the forums. Here, though, is one thing I'm developing for the magazine that also publishes Floor. It's aimed at teaching Dutch 12-year-olds how to slag eachother off in English!
Do you reckon I've got a winning concept going here?

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Postby Lordgeejay on Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:45 am

I guess the concept is good, if the editors don't mind teaching children insults in English. :smile: But, uhm, one thing though. I haven't heard of the phrase: "You're Barking!" before now. But the words in red below I've heard used before. :wink:

Good luck with this.
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Postby Drooling Fan Girl on Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:59 am

Hey Reinder! You want I should talk to the kids that I know around here and see if I can find any good slang?

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Postby Reinder on Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:42 pm

On 2002-03-23 09:45, lordgeejay wrote:
I guess the concept is good, if the editors don't mind teaching children insults in English. :smile:

They don't. I asked.
But, uhm, one thing though. I haven't heard of the phrase: "You're Barking!" before now. But the words in red below I've heard used before. :wink:


I'd heard it before, and it's in the first Harry Potter book, which is aimed at native speakers but in the same age group.
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Postby Reinder on Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:44 pm

On 2002-03-23 09:59, Drooling Fan Girl wrote:
Hey Reinder! You want I should talk to the kids that I know around here and see if I can find any good slang?


Ooh yes. always.
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Postby Metrobius on Sat Mar 23, 2002 9:40 pm

Heh.
"Barking" as in short for "barking mad". That's a pommy one, I suspect.

What about: "Ye'r off yer nut!"? I like that one. Pedwyn in Pewfell says that. :smile:

And the classic "A few X's short of a Y," <insert appropriate terms...>

A lot of kids say "That's really gay" these days, but you're trying to teach them English slang, not homophobia.. :smile:
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Postby Boc on Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:25 pm

One of my favourites (guess the sitcom): "smell dad's shoe". (That is considered to be really below the belt.)
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Postby Drooling Fan Girl on Tue Mar 26, 2002 7:45 am

Well I don't know if it's still current, but I do know that "It's dah bomb!" is/ was used to say something is really great. Also "It's all that and a bag of chips".
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