March 04, 2010

Ba-Donka-Donk


While sitting in my dingy little office exploring the Internet there's nothing nicer than a cup of coffee and  a salmon sandwich to keep me going.
I'd love to share with you a brilliant game of American slang vs
English slang. I do really love Hugh Laurie, he is so fantastic and talented.

Ellen D. and Hugh Laurie at their best.
Enjoy! xx

58 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

2 celebretys that i like .
i am going to see this video later ( when my internet gets the real velocity . )

flying eagle woman said...

oh this looks fun! I will check out the video later when I'm at home...can't get it here at work.
:-) have a good day!
Shawna

athina said...

Very funny!I was always confused about some words between these two accents.Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

LOL thanks for the laugh! :) I love Ellen!!

Danielle said...

Ha ha! Brilliant!! I LOVE Hugh Laurie!! Him and Ellen together are classic. For the record ... I understood all the British slang and not one single one American one!! :)

Danielle said...

i said "one" far too many times there!! he he!

MaryRC said...

oh that was funn---eeeee thanks for sharing

North West London Girl said...

Oh us Brits are so hilarious xx

TS Hendrik said...

Hugh Laurie is so cool. I don't really like the show House anymore, but he'll always be a favorite of mine. I love revisiting Jeeves and Wooster.

Momma Fargo said...

I love Hugh Laurie! Thanks, Betty. That was so cool and funny. I really enjoyed it. Have a great day!

Aion said...

NICE! Thanks for the afternoon Laugh Betty haha :D the only one I knew was Ba-Donka-Donk lol

RA said...

Brilliant! I love both Hugh Laurie and Ellen D. Here at their best, both. :)

Alice in Wonderland said...

I love both Hugh and Ellen, although I didn't understand any of the American slang words!
Someone just mentioned "Jeeves & Wooster"...I just bought the boxed set!
Yes, we talk totally different, or at least our slang words are!
One thing we do have in common is we all know what a cuppa is!

KrippledWarrior said...

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language."

blueviolet said...

That was cute! He's quite clever. As is she!

Kristin said...

I much prefer his real accent!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

I knew 'chuffed'! I was so surprised by the amount of different words they used versus us, when we supposedly both speak 'english'.

For instance, never says pants unless you mean 'panties'. That would be 'trousers' ;)

p.s. Never heard Hugh Laurie do his British accent!

Willoughby said...

I absolutely adore House! I love when there is a marathon on television, I'll watch it for hours. I didn't know Hugh Laurie was British when the show first started. I saw him speaking with his British accent in something else and assumed he was putting it on. He's American accent is brilliant, but I think he's great either way!

Thanks for the clip. It was fun to watch!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That was hysterical!! Thank you for sharing! Cracked me up.

Erika said...

I LOVE this clip. I have a total "he could be my dad" crush on Hugh Laurie. He is so talented. He used to be on this British comedy from the 80's called Black Adder. His character in that show was so wild it took me like 6 months into watching House MD to realize he was the same guy on Black Adder.

OceanDreams said...

Oh I just love him and this was a hoot, thanks for sharing!

Steven Anthony said...

love him, great video.....as always my friend you have brightened my day.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oh, this was FUN! Thanks!!

layers said...

I watch HOUSE and love him... and I watch ELLEN sometimes and missed this one-- laughed out loud-- thanks

Nevine said...

I'm always baffled by the discrepancies between British and American English. But those discrepancies sure make for a lot of humor. Thanks for sharing that, Betty. It was just hilarious!!!

Nevine

Secretia said...

Two of the most talented, and most loved performers! Ellen is always good, although I don't like her latest hairstyle.

Secretia

Naqvee said...

HILARIOUS !

God Whispers In The Wind said...

That was great. I cannot believe all this time watching House, that I never knew he was putting on an American accent for the show! Ugh!

....Petty Witter said...

Being an English Ba-donka-donk shawty I just wanted to say how funny this was. Amazing to hear Hugh's actual accent again as we've become so used to hearing his American accent.

Lisa Anne said...

What a great way to start off my Friday. Thank you I love a good laugh!

Being Me said...

Hilarious, I absolutely love watching him on House because I absolutely can't stand his oh so mighty attitude..(chuckle)..

Hmm is he considered a 'chin wag' .. ?..

BM

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Anat

Kristi at Spend Less and Save More said...

Hugh Laurie is my secret crush. LOVE HIM!Visiting you from Friday Follow!

~Shelley~ said...

That was funny! I love Ellen! My 16yo daughter calls me Shawty!!

Visiting from Friday Follow...I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me :)

Have a great weekend!
~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

Janine said...

I found you through Friday Follow! Great blog, I'm now a Google Friend Connect Follower! :)
Visiting from My Kids Are Fun!

Organic Girl said...

I am following you back, I love Ellen as well!!! Happy Friday Follow!

Amy aka: ropergirl3 said...

oh yea, love Hugh Laurie too! Newest Friday Follwer here!!!

michael said...

I love H. Laurie! He is fantastic!
Thanks:)

michael said...

I love H. Laurie! He is fantastic!
Thanks:)

Ted said...

Thanks for the laugh!LOL
:)

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh dear lord that was such an amazing video!
I'm in hysterical giggles, 'I would be chaffed to bits by your ba-donka-donk.' LOL

Ah, I love Ellen :D
Happy Follow Friday my friend-I'm a new follower!

ritsa said...

Very funny! I fell in love with Hugh Laurie!! LOL;)
hugs

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Sam said...

Hehee, too funny! I just love Hugh Laurie (House is my favorite show!) and Ellen!

To be honest, I've lived in the US my whole life (never even left the country) and I didn't know what any of that slang meant!

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New Friday Follower!

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SquirrelQueen said...

Love the video, that is so funny. The only phrases I have heard before are Ba-Donka-Donk and Chuffed (I watch way too much BBC America).

septembermom said...

Hugh Laurie is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing this video.

bonequinhoda bic said...

Thank´s Betty !
Hahahahaha, cool dog photo :)

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Pat said...

It just boggles my mind to hear Hugh speak with that accent, and then see him on his show with out the accent. How difficult must that be?

Cute clip!

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Copyboy said...

That video cracked me up!!!! Great lift before my 9 to 5 of meh ahead. Thanks so much!!!!

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StumblingServant said...

haha, this made my day! Thanks! Returning the FF!

Janie said...

I will be viewing this video. Just wanted to say that I just discovered HOUSE only last month. I know I am slow... Now catching up with Netflix on ALL the shows from beginning. My husband and I LOVE this program. It is not for some, but our kind of humor. Glad to see you are there too.

Erin said...

wow! terrific!