Things Americans Say Wrong

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robinhood9-1-finalThis week, the Kinder Egg waters are further muddied by the discovery of something called a “king cake”; then, Johnson and I argue over whose pronunciation of words makes the least sense. Later, Cocker takes the quiz, and tries to guess what “Chapter 11” might be, while Johnson tries to figure out who the hell “TIM” is.

Oh: a link to the Smith & Jones darts bit we mention is here. Pretty sure that scorekeeper is now in Downton Abbey…

Under New Management

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AYBSNot really, but the quiz will feel a bit different this week. On the show, we revisit some themes from last week: the Kinder egg thing rears its head again, and also the phrase “blue hairs.” Then, we get some closure on the Clue/Cluedo discussion, and wonder about nearsighted/farsighted vs. shortsighted/longsighted. Then, I torture Johnson with the word “tarpaulin,” and we hear a use for draught excluders we hadn’t thought of. Then: Sam hosts the quiz, while Johnson and I guess the meanings of newer British slang words. He gets a “boyf,” while I get “Winona.” Lucky me!

Armless Soccer Players

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RedCardThat’s right: armless soccer players. We also chat about the Open University, MLK Day, the Great Train Robbery, the police using guns vs truncheons, and the Harlem Globetrotters. We also get closure on Kinder Eggs, and something called draught excluders. Later, Martin returns to the quiz, trying to guess what “tee-ball” is, while Johnson has a go at a “strimmer.”

Pot Pourri

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vintage_potpourri_pomanderAnother crazy meandering show: we talk about Hawaii, everything from roosters to centipedes; then how my supposedly spayed golden retriever went into heat, which leads to a discussion on our porn names; we briefly discuss the twitter hashtag #americansvsbritish, then we catch up on listener mail: Helen writes about christmas crackers, which somehow gets us into Roger Moore attacking a snake with hairspray. Latoya also writes about christmas crackers, which somehow gets us into Kinder eggs and Michael Caine’s eyelashes. Then Jochen gets in touch to ask us to decode a song lyric, and to have a little dig about the USA vs Germany football match. Happy New Year, everyone!