3/10/08

Guess the Brit’ Words of the Day = Prize!

A little while ago one of the regular readers suggested that one day I gave you a Brit’ Word/Phrase of the Day and then left it to you to guess the real meaning.

So here goes; below is an appropriate sentence and as there's a prize it's double the work, so there are 2 parts for you to accurately translate:


“We were all ‘togged out’ and ready for a 'corking' Saturday night”


You need to accurately translate the whole sentence and post it rewritten in your reply. Please keep the suggestions clean so I don’t have to resort to putting an adult warning on the blog!!

If you use an online search engine I can't guarantee you will arrive at the same sentence I have, as some of them give a few variations and I have decided on a very specific sentence. So my decision will be final and please respect this, as translations always vary slightly.

I have a prize to giveaway to the US resident who replies with the correct answer first.

Nothing too exciting, just a chance to sample the British #1 most popular restaurant and take home food of choice – Asian Indian Cuisine. I have a packet each of Schwartz Chicken Korma and Bombay Potatoes Recipe Mixes, direct from Tesco in the UK. These will give you enough for 4, or 2 big servings of a full Indian dinner.

So check back Tuesday latest to see if you won and email me your details to claim your prize. Sorry this competition is not open to UK residents, due to unfair advantage!

11 comments:

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Sarah,
Wow, this sounds like such fun. Okay, I'm going to try and figure this one out. Here is my saying:

We are all ready for the night and we ventured out on Saturday night.

I have never tried Indian food that I am aware of. Well, I did make some Indian bread a while back, but I didn't have all the ingredients it called for, so I just made up my own Indian recipe. But as far as other Indian Foods, I've never had them. I'm not even sure if they have an Indian Restaurant around here either. "THANK YOU" for having this little fun. I hope you had a great weekend. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Michelle said...

Hi Sarah,

This is my guess:

We are all dressed up and ready for an amazing Saturday night.

I asked Mark and he had no clue. LOL go figure.

Sarah said...

Oh I'm proper cross that I can't answer that one - I have to be careful to remove scouse-isms when I post that really confuses other Brits let alone anyone else!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Ok so far no cigar for anyone yet!

Vickie said...

I think it's everyone being dressed up and ready to par-tay!

Vickie said...

Sorry, didn't use it in the sentence....
"We were all dressed up and ready for a PAR-TAY Saturday night”

Love Indian food!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Ok time for some encouragement!

Two people have already got the exact wording of the first part of the sentence, now you need figure out the second part and give me the full answer!

Good Luck

pamokc said...

okay, i'm not sure, but here goes:

togged out -- would be having on your finest togs, or clothes

ready for a corking -- would mean maybe pulling out the wine bottles.

so how about "we were all dressed up and ready for a party"???

i will admit to having no inside knowledge to this one. togs a slight maybe, corking is a total guess.

Anyway, check your e-mail for a note about the brit-get-together details!

pam

Michelle said...

Ok, one more shot

We are all dressed up and ready for a splendid time Saturday night.

BritGal' Sarah said...

OK it seems like 'corking' had you all beat, so I am going to award the prize to the first person that came up with the correct translation of the first part- togged out:

The correct sentence should read:

We are all dressed up and ready for an exciting Saturday night!

Corking = exciting

So our winner is Michelle having come up with all 'dressed up' first - congrats

Michelle please click on my profile and email me your name & address so I can send you the prize.

Thanks to all for having a go!

Iota said...

I can't enter as I'm a Brit and too late anyway. I would say "togged up", not "togged out". In fact, I'd go as far as to say that I've never heard "togged out". Small island, but lots of dialects! Wonder what part of Britain you're from?