By auraya1985 - 12/09/2015 21:34 - United Kingdom
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Hahaha! When I moved to England, my host family and I talked about TV series we liked and one of the first things they said was "porn stars" and I was just sitting there, in the car, regretting ever even getting on the plane that morning. Until the father saw my face and spelled out the name of the show for me.
Well pawn and porn sounds awfully similar, but still that's awkward. Never heard of the show pawn star though
No they mean what they say. It's a spin off of the American show Pawn Stars. In the UK it follows what's going on at Regal Pawn Shop. In America it follows the goings on at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. It is less about antiques specifically and more just about appraising the value of things and deciding whether people are asking a good price for things, if it would sell in the Pawn Shop itself, and the Pawn Shops ultimate decision whether to buy the object or not. A few of the items are Antiques but many of them are just interesting or expensive by their own nature such as when they buy the occasional Jet Ski or Off Road Vehicle.
I was once in a situation where my mother found my friends receipt laying around after he was staying with us, after some dickhead room mates stole his things for drug money. The Receipt was Saying what looked like "Happy hookers" I thought "Okay faded receipt and it be best to ask him myself" Cause my mum was freaking out, And to keep the peace... And he corrected me on the name saying it was "Happy hockers" As he calmly said "Yeah it was a Porn shop" As in Pawn... Not Porn. He was getting his stolen stuff back. Man did my mum laugh when I explained. xD
I'll be honest, when History was advertising Pawn Stars UK, I thought they were saying Porn Stars too.