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A little help, please? Amer!pick needed - dorsetgirl
September 9th, 2009
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A little help, please? Amer!pick needed

I have a short fic in which a character has "more front than the Cerne fucking Giant", and as he's American (Californian) I'd really like a suitable local version.

Any ideas? Or isn't this a phrase that's used in the US? (The common version here is "more front than Blackpool", but the overt display of the Giant is relevant to the story).

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Date:September 9th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Um, no, we don't. Use the phrase, or have a completely suitable substitute. The indigenous art for both continents in this hemisphere is not usually so... anatomically correct, and the speaker would have to be an archeologist speaking to other archeologists to know and use any examples that are.

The closest Yank slang comes to is "more balls than..." or "more brass than..." and there's not a standard finishing line to either phrase.

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Date:September 9th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
not usually so... anatomically correct

It's extremely unusual in this country too! As to archaeologists, I'm fairly sure the Cerne Giant is known in this country outside of specialists, but that could just be me.

I'll probably go for "more balls than..." when I get time to finish the fic. (I was tidying a cupboard today where I keep my private personal paperwork, and found various interesting scribbles that I'd forgotten about).

Thanks muchly!
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