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British Word for Nymphet Fetish

Doing research for my new book on age-discrepant relationships and ephebopilia, I just watched the film Twinky (1970), which was partly filmed in Britain and a British (?) word was used that I can't seem to find the correct spelling for. Spelled phonetically the word is - nym-phe-ta-tish. From the context of the film, it appears to be a combination of nymphet and fetish and refers to one who has a fetish for nymphets. Does anyone the correct spelling of the word? Thanks!
posted by lrnarabic on Sep 8, 2012 - 4 answers

British-friendly bar in Chicago for Olympics viewing

Suggestions for a British-friendly bar in Chicago, for Olympics viewing? [more inside]
posted by b_alex_a on Jul 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

This currency doesn't show up on my forex trading screen...

What does the phrase "pukka currency" mean? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Apr 14, 2012 - 6 answers

IS British food really as bad as the rumors make it out to be?

IS British food really as bad as the rumors make it out to be? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 12, 2011 - 74 answers

Why is my English boyfriend so reserved?

Are British people kind of socially retarded or is it normal for them to not be chatty and friendly with people they don't know well? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Aug 5, 2010 - 57 answers

Do Brits sound American?

How do British Actors playing Americans sound to Americans? [more inside]
posted by Biru on May 8, 2010 - 116 answers

Beyond Ava and Aidan?

Baby Names for a girl and a boy? I'm pregnant with twins! Yay! Except that after months of fearing for the worst, we're nearing the end of the second trimester and we have no names ready. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2010 - 72 answers

What's American for 'undercoat'?

Can someone give me a primer on translating the British terms for wall / house paint into their American equivalents? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Nov 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Consulate personnel and dependents registry?

I am looking for any publicly-available staff-and-dependents records for the British Consulate in Los Angeles, specifically for the period 1965 to 1966. I have some info. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Indian English Speakers with Shifting Western Accent

Is it a widespread behavior for multilingual speakers of english to get a more anglicized accent when talking to a native speaker? [more inside]
posted by Non Prosequitur on Aug 22, 2009 - 19 answers

She put on her jumper, drove to my flat, and is now happily wrapped

Wrapped up in British English filter, with [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 16, 2009 - 24 answers

Words that have a "zyu" sound in American English pronunciation?

Are there any words that have a "zyu" sound in American English pronunciation? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Mar 25, 2009 - 39 answers

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent?

Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Dec 23, 2007 - 54 answers

What are some of the best tools available for mastering the Received Pronunciation accent?

What books/courses/web tutorials would you recommend to help me learn the Received Pronunciation (BBC) English accent? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Are vols 1 and 2 of S.R. Gardiner's "History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate" available online?

Seventeenth-century history-Filter: where can I find a copy of the first and second volumes of S.R. Gardiner's History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate online? [more inside]
posted by greycap on Dec 9, 2006 - 4 answers

English Bacon, Canadian Bacon . . . Who knew there was so much to a pig?

While abroad last fall, I had really awesome sandwhiches. It seemed like every pub we ate in had a brie-and-bacon-on-some-sort-of-bread available. Now that I'm back in the states, I want to know where to find English bacon, or how to substitute for it. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 16, 2006 - 11 answers

Never smile at a crocodile?

I'm reading Princesses, by Flora Fraser (which, OT, is a bit too much like school to be really enjoyable) and am interested in a term I don't understand. [more inside]
posted by SashaPT on Jul 25, 2005 - 5 answers

Split infinitives: still a menace?

Does anyone still get upset about split infinitives? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by reklaw on Oct 10, 2004 - 28 answers

Clip from Popstar, of awkward Sikh guy's audition

Popstar - The British Version of American Idol. Does anyone know where I can find the clip of the Sikh guy who audtions for the judges - and is the equivalent of William Hung? As I recall he doesn't really sing, and in the middle of his routine he starts to do something that resembles some breakdance moves. Painful to watch, yet funny.
posted by turbanhead on Mar 24, 2004 - 5 answers

How does British English read to Americans?

A writer's question: how does British English read (and internally, silently sound) to Americans? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 22, 2004 - 35 answers

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