|09-03-2006, 03:28 PM||#1|
AKaholic #: 6473
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Texas
Just wanted to make a quick intro and let you all know I amazed at the amount of info you have all put together on this website. I have started getting the tools together and hope within the next month to start my own build project. I have been into collecting the older Russian stuff (Mosins & Nagants) but now have AK lust. I expect to have questions but I know the answers will be found here.
|09-03-2006, 04:25 PM||#2|
Curio & Relic
AKaholic #: 3738
Join Date: Apr 2005
bloke n. pron. "blowk" (English); "bloke" (the rest of us). The closest American equivalent is guy, and it is pretty close. A bloke is a joe public, a random punter - any old guy off the street. Where it differs from guy is that it can't apply to your friends. You can't walk up to a group of your mates and say "Hi blokes, what's up?", as they'd all peer at you as if you'd been reading some strange cross-channel dictionary. The most common usage of the word bloke is almost definitely in the phrase "some bloke in the pub".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Bloke" is a slang term for "man," much like "guy" or "dude." It is primarily used in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and is believed to derive from Shelta.
Generally, the term bloke connotes an older age, so to refer to a younger male, one would qualify it as "young bloke" or similar.
Recently (during the last ten years or so) the term "blokish" as in "blokish humour" has occasionally cropped up. It describes the stereotypical "Men Behaving Badly" type of humour that is acceptably sexist - i.e. expected of such young men - and invariably funny rather than sarcastic or self-ironic. During the 1950s the word bloke was used extensively - dude being unheard of and guy pertaining to Guy Fawkes only - by adults while "chap" was used by schoolboys.
While the term, strictly speaking, only means "man", the word "bloke" has been adopted into Australasian culture to mean substantially more than that. The term "good bloke" is often used.
"Blokey" culture is the stereotypically masculine culture found outside of the metropolitan areas of Australia and New Zealand, the culture in which hard work, loyalty and not showing emotion are all valuable attributes. A late night TV show called Blokesworld was developed to tap into this audience in the early 2000s.
In Québec, the word bloke is used to specifically refer to Anglophones, most often in a derogatory manner. The also used moniker, «Tête carrée» (“square head”) is derived from bloke.
|09-03-2006, 10:27 PM||#4|
2nd Class Member
AKaholic #: 4562
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Dakota
Welcome to the fray 7six2!!!
I wont check my religious beliefs at the door....to accomodate you - nor will I apologize for them...
We do not ask for your poor or your hungry.
We do not want your sick and tired.
It is your corrupt we claim.
It is your evil that will be sought by us.
With every breath we shall hunt them down.
Each day we will spill their blood.
‘Till it rains down from the skies
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|09-13-2006, 11:13 PM||#7|
AKaholic #: 62
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: N. Texas
"Sounded as tho' there was a bit of a squabble." Blind Pew
"Squabble? They're all dead!" Mister Moon
"All? Must 'ave been more of a tiff, then." Blind Pew
Fire Your Guru
Neither Bee, nor Borg.
|09-16-2006, 03:10 PM||#8|
AKaholic #: 3067
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: far far west
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