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    Default British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    Was watching an episode of Top Gear tonight and one of the hosts said "Well there's a flappy chap!" ...at least I think that's what he said- "flappy chap."

    What does this 'translate' to in American English? Maybe 'happy guy' or something?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    Urban Dictionary: flappy

    It might have something to do with the seventh entry in there...

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    The 7th entry, actually, doesn't fit here at all, but I am also curious what this means.

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    If you're in a flap,l you're angry or excited- could it have meant that?

    If not, could it have been flabby (fat/chubby)?

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    The 7th entry, actually, doesn't fit here at all, but I am also curious what this means.
    It really doesn't. It should be either "nervous" or "fleshy".

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    Or could it have something to do with the guy's ears?

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    I'm just wondering... Could I post the video on this thread that the phrase comes from? I browsed the forum rules and I didn't see anything on posting videos. I may have overlooked it, if anything is there... Just thought I'd ask before I post.

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    No- people post links to videos, but you can only post links when you have posted ten times. If you put the link up with spaces, I will repost it as a working link. I am afraid we have to do this to reduce the amount of spam and advertising that people try to post.

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    There are three presenters on that show. who spend a lot of time making personal comments about each other. Two of them could be said to have flappy ears, and one of those could be wearing loose trousers. The other could be called 'flappy' in the unusual but understandable sense of 'likely to get into a flap'. So all in all, the words aren't surprising.

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    Default Re: British slang- "Flappy Chap"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    There are three presenters on that show. who spend a lot of time making personal comments about each other. Two of them could be said to have flappy ears, and one of those could be wearing loose trousers. The other could be called 'flappy' in the unusual but understandable sense of 'likely to get into a flap'. So all in all, the words aren't surprising.
    Are you talking about the same show?
    I am afraid all of this makes it only more confusing.
    And you mean "flap" as in "argument"?

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