YouTube Transcription #8 Auction
This is a scene from Only Fools And Horses, Britain’s most successful ever sitcom.
Brothers Del-boy and Rodney Trotter buy and sell all kinds of goods. This time they bought an item that had some value. They took it for auction at Sotherby’s and the opening price was surprising…
Auctioneer: … I feel I can say no more. I’d like to start the bidding at one hundred and fifty thousand pounds (now about 27,000,000 yen）
Del-boy: Oh dear. When he said 150,000, that’s when I come (came) over real badly.
Rodney: It went on, Del. 200,000, 250, 3…
Rodney: That’s when I dragged you out.
Del: You mean it ended up at 300,000 pounds?
Rodney: It’s still going on.
Del: Well come on, let’s get back up there!
Auctioneer: Three and a quarter… bidders in the room… three and a half…
Del: Three hundred and fifty thousand quid!
Auctioneer: Three and three quarters… Four, thank you. The bid stands at four million pounds (about 740,000,000 yen)
Del: So, what was the final outcome?
Rodney: It was bought by an anonymous bidder. He’s giving it to the Maritime Museum in Redditch, so at least it stays in the country.
Del: Oh, yeah, well, that’s nice, isn’t it? No, you wally! What was the final score? What exactly did it go for?
Rodney: Six point two million (6,200,000pounds = about 1,150,000,000 yen), so that’s just over 3,000,000 each.
Del: Well, we’ve had worse days.
Rodney: Do you want to go first, or shall I?
Del: Well, why don’t we go together?
Rodney: Yeah. Yeah, alright. One, two three…
To “come over badly” or “to come over funny”, means to feel faint.
In this case he used the London dialect of “I come…” instead of “I came”.
A “wally” is a fool.
“The final score” means the final result. It is usually for sports but used casually in other situations.
“What did it go for?” We use the expression “go for” to mean to be sold at a price. So, he means “How much did we get for it (the item sold)?
“We’ve had worse days,” is an optimistic expression when one had a bad day, but the not the worst ever. In this case it is sarcasm, because he often says this after finishing work in the evenings.