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  • Do the 2012 London Olympics have you longing for a British getaway? Does Queen Elizabeth’s new Bond Girl status make you wish you and a chum (friend) could experience the thrill of the games, sans adverts (commercials?)


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  • Do the 2012 London Olympics have you longing for a British getaway? Does Queen Elizabeth’s new Bond Girl status make you wish you and a chum (friend) could experience the thrill of the games, sans adverts (commercials?)
    Well, if a trip to London is out of the question, here is a way to bring a little of Britain’s culture right to your doorstep.
    Some of the British expressions are easy to figure out, while others are downright confusing. During the Olympics, why not try using the following popular British terms and expressions to feel closer to the experience?
    Dishy — Attractive. Ryan Lochte is dishy, in and out of the swimming pool.
    Dog's bollocks — Really fantastic. USA swimmer Dana Vollmer winning gold and breaking the world record was the dog’s bollocks.
    Off your trolley — To have gone mad. Aly Raisman’s parents were off their trolley watching their daughter compete.
    Taking the biscuit — To out-do everything else. The USA women’s gymnastics team is taking the biscuit. They won the Olympic gold medal for the first time since 1996!
    Wangle — People that have all the luck. In Beijing, some people considered Michael Phelps a wangle. But this, year, his luck seems to be running out.
    I hope these terms and phrases help you feel just a bit more British until closing ceremonies, or maybe until James Bond recruits you for his next film?
     
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