The table, which has been posted on an number of blogs, has attracted thousands of comments from both Britons and foreigners claiming the interpretations are true to life.
Duncan Green, a strategic adviser for Oxfam who posted it online, described it as "a handy guide for our fellow Europeans and others trying to fathom weaselly Brit-speak". It’s just one of those great things that is being passed around on the internet." Although the author of the table is unconfirmed, it is thought it may have originally been drawn up by a Dutch company as an attempt to help employees working in the UK.
resulting in pretty much consistent disappointment and frustration for both parties...
Kinda like real life*Dude matches with girl* Dude: "Hey wanna meet up?
You may be fluent in a language, yet still have difficulty translating it. To speak a language well, you must strive for rapid communication and be willing to embarass yourself.
To translate well, however, accuracy overrides speed.
year of life, but now that I’m 50, it’s time to dust off the dancing shoes and get back out there.
It also reveals that 'very interesting' can often mean 'that is clearly nonsense'.
Then you have the guys who have let themselves go, but think they still look hot.
These are guys who slobber on you and are generally just sloppy (reminds me of my dogs).
The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?