Friday, August 26, 2005

TOTP - Top Ten Phrases That Americans Say While Attempting To Do A British Accent

Mike Salt from Lake City, in the USA which is in Utah has sent us his list of phrases that those crazy Americans say when they try doing an English impression:-

  • 10 – Ya got me banged to rights. It's a fair cop.
  • 9 – Got any more steak and kidney pudding?
  • 8 – Ev'nin Chief Inspector
  • 7 – Cheers mate
  • 6 – Jolly good
  • 5 – Yeah baby
  • 4 – Bob's your uncle
  • 3 - Ello Gov'na
  • 2 – Cherrio, time for tea
  • 1 – Bloody Hell


Hope you all have a good weekend and you'll be hearing from us on Monday.



34 comments:

Bazza said...

This episode doesn't appear to be showing up in iTunes.

Bazza said...

Alwight me old cocksparra!

Jolly good show, super, splendid.

I usually say 'robert your dad's brother' instead of 'bob's your uncle', but I don't say it very often.

I still can't get channel 5 here in deepest depths of Yorkshire.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how very British the Brits living in America become...it's all pip pip, jolly good, and every other stereotypical phrase...it's as if they think it's expected of them.

Mary T.

Anonymous said...

Cherios are made by general mills which is based in the USA. So you've wasted valuble show time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob, Hi Jon, it's Mike, from America. Hope you liked the stuff.

As always, you've created a masterpiece!

Mike
Utah (Where are gas station attendants always have red hankies hanging from their pockets)

Bazza said...

TOTP is now No.1 in the comedy section at podfeed.net. A few more ratings and it might be in the overall top 10. :)

Bazza said...

Actually looking at the current top rated podcast, only has 6 reviews all with 5 stars. I think TOTP had two more 5 star reviews it would jump straight the overall no 1 position.

Top Of The Pods said...

Ta for the comments. Interesting. Whenever I'm abroad my accent gets a bit more English than usual (more Hugh Grant than Del Boy though)!

Rob

Bazza said...

This episode is still not on feedburner either.

Al said...

Rob did you forget to upload the show again? It's not on iTunes either...

Bazza said...

Oh dear, we appear to have lost nearly a 100 listeners. I can't find them, I've even looked down the back of the couch.

digitaldion said...

The loss of listeners is an iTunes problem! I am ALMOST sure of it!!!

This episode has still not shown up on iTunes (Sunday 14:40 GMT +2).

My own podcast has lost all of its episodes on iTunes.... (granted there were only 6 of them, but still!).

Anybody got any ideas (not that I want to turn the TOTP comments section in a personal support page... But what the heck)?

Bazza said...

It's showing up in my iTunes now, but it's only showing the last 24 episodes now, there were 79 before.

Top Of The Pods said...

Fixed the iTunes and Feedburner problem - our atom feed from blogger was way too big and Feedburner didn't like it. I've shrunk down the number of posts to just 25 to keep the filesize down and feedburner is now accepting the latest shows.

Podcast listener figures always drop over the weekends, mainly because people listen during weekdays - happens to most podcasters.

Dion, I'm subscribed to your podcast but haven't got episode 6. Feedburner looks ok but iTunes hasn't got it. Still haven't figured out how Apple are doing this yet...

Anonymous said...

I do the stats for podcastpaul and rowley. They get a report with quite a bit of info on it from detailed breakdowns; to summaries + graphs.

If you fancy me doing the stats for you guys which I'd be happy to do then please let me know. You need to be able to get access to your web logs for it to work.

Geoff (the drunkard one)

PH said...

As of 5pm UK time Sunday, TOTP is #1 on podfeed.net...cool.

Bazza said...

Yay, number 1. :)

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Al said...

Dear womb boy

Stay where you are....
with your IQ that's as close as you'll ever get to one of those again....

Bazza said...

Just listened to the chocolate bar show, excellent show, I now have a big craving for some chocolate.

Personally my number 1 is the Snowflake. Gorgeous! :)

Grant said...

I love the way they always try to pronounce Edinburgh when they're over here; EE - DIN - BOE - ROE

They also think they're in 'Scotchland'.

And they're always impressed that we can speak English !!

Mike, 'from America', can you intervene and make sure that you only send your educated countrymen over here before we Scots get the wrong idea about Americans ?? I know they're not all that bad - my sister married one from New Orleans last year (you can visit the wedding pics on my website for proof !).

(fingers crossed his family home survives Katrina right now)

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Anonymous said...

womb boy please can you stop posting obscene comments because my children go on this site and as a mother id rather they didnt see it. TOTP can't you delete it?

Anonymous said...

poo

Top Of The Pods said...

I've deleted those comments, if anyone wants 'womb boy's IP address and domain name then drop us an email with the most inventive reason why.

Ta

TOTP

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Anonymous said...

all your hard work on censoring the show and some 'twirp' does that!

Bazza said...

It's a sign of success when you start getting trolls. It's probably because it's now the number 1 rated podcast on podfeed.net. ;)

Grant said...

Hi Al,

I wasn't being serious ! Hope I didn't cause offense - none was intended.

I agree about the UK football matches - I can't stand the sport. Played by obscenely-overpaid nancy-boys with girly haircuts, who have all the brainpower of a retarded slug. And a majority of the followers (chavs / neds / scallies) who should never be allowed out in decent society...

All in my humble opinion, of course (he says, donning his tin helmet and asbestos suit) ;-)

Top Of The Pods said...

We've got limited time to work on Top of the Pods, either we write show prep work, edit shows, prepare new jingles (overdue) and write scripts or we sit and worry about adwords and comments. We both work full time and both have family commitments. This isn't full time and we do this for free. Help us do the best show we can and leave out the bad comments so we have more time to focus on the show.

Grant said...

Oh dear. My feeble attempts at humour are failing dismally and I'm digging myself into a bigger hole, a la Basil Fawlty. I shall keep my trap shut and stick to the subject from now on.

Peace from a separated father who knows the hard work involved in holding down a job, a time-consuming hobby, and doing the majority of the childcare.

I appreciate your efforts, guys.

neroribena said...

its funny because a few of the ones you mentioned were left out are what Aussies say here to mimic an english accent. I've lived in Sydney for for ummm....17 years now and I still get it all the time, just because they know i come from England. I don't even have an English accent myself anymore. Talk about not being able to let go...

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