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#0 "Getting married" in America. Wed 04 Mar 09 0:42:41
coolnewyorker
New York City - Manhattan
United States of America
American men (only men)resort to colloquialism and slang to mean "getting
married": 

"taking the plunge"
"getting hitched"
'"getting hooked"
"tie the knot"
"settle down"

And "cold feet" is almost always about the groom.

All these don't  sound too good. 

In contrast, American women say it straight : "I'm getting married!!!"

Hmmm... OK, guys outside USA, what are your idioms? 
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#1 "Getting married" in America. Fri 06 Mar 09 23:34:01
isabellefrompl
Kraków
Poland
we said...zostal wladca pierscieni...to kojazy sie z tym very famous movi:)
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#2 "Getting married" in America. Sat 07 Mar 09 17:28:39
coolnewyorker
New York City - Manhattan
United States of America
Can it be translated in English without losing the punch line?

BTW, ...is  there similar yiddish slang for Jewish grooms-to-be?
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#3 "Getting married" in America. Mon 09 Mar 09 14:50:47
bluebird10
Berlin
Germany
translation for isabellefrompl:

"zostal wladca pierscieni"...to kojazy sie z tym very famous movi:)

= he became the 'lord of the rings' - in reference to a famous movie. 

in Germany sometimes they make jokes about the wedding ring being "tiny golden
handcuff", this also applies only to married men ;)
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#4 "Getting married" in America. Mon 09 Mar 09 15:46:10
coolnewyorker
New York City - Manhattan
United States of America

Thanks for the translation.

In Poland it  may seem the bride would like the groom to think he becomes a lord
(or master) when he says  "I do"?  Nice!

So...in Germany..... Herren have  similar "doom" like ideation of getting
married , eh?
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#5 "Getting married" in America. Tue 10 Mar 09 0:05:34
nasimag85
Niru Havayi
Iran
Hi my old freind, ;)
 
Here in Iran the most famouse one is:Ghatiye morgha shode!

It means:He's joined the hens !!!!!!! :D

Its used just as fun and between the same ages.
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#6 "Getting married" in America. Wed 11 Mar 09 7:06:31
coolnewyorker
New York City - Manhattan
United States of America
Hens? 

Hmmmm... we call submissive husbands "henpecked".
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