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British Vrs. English words
« on: June 19, 2004, 04:13:41 PM »

While I was in the hopsital I learned a few new words.

In England, the word lift means Elevator.

Solicitor means Lawyer. (I think the U.S. people will get a kick outta that one)

Pants means Underwear

Underground means subway

Nappy means a babys diaper.

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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2004, 04:13:54 PM »

Anyone else know any?
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2004, 04:30:51 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2004, 07:06:26 PM »

Bangers and mash is sausages and mashed potatos.

When I was in Northern Ireland I heard so many different words from my reletives. When they'd talk about having "tea" I always thought they were talking about the drink but they were referring to their dinner.

I had someone there ask me if I wanted some lemonade and they gave me a glass of soda.


There's more but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2004, 05:32:34 AM »

The tube is also the subway, a queue is a line and a lolipop man is a crossing guard! I don't know how I know that last one. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2004, 05:34:37 AM »

spectacles=glasses
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2004, 06:29:41 AM »

Yeah, being from Australia, we have all the same words as in England. So lift, nappy, tea and lollypop man/lady is what Im used to. If someone over here says elevator or diaper it's kinda like "err, what are you on about?" Like we do know, but we use all the English words.
But with some of my friends, they also think when I say im going to tea (dinner) they assume it's the drink and get a bit confused.
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2004, 08:53:46 AM »

Fries are known as "chips".....Ringo said so in a Simpsons episode (Season 2, "Brush with Greatness")
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2004, 04:32:47 PM »

Fish and chips here means fish and fry
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2004, 11:47:53 PM »

[quote by=Maccalvr link=Blah.pl?b=conversations,m=1087661621,s=4 date=1087709554]The tube is also the subway, a queue is a line and a lolipop man is a crossing guard! I don't know how I know that last one.
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2004, 12:40:03 AM »

A man who sold lollipops! That's funny. I would think the same thing! I think crossing guard makes more sense. After all, they are guarding the crosswalk.
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2004, 05:23:03 AM »

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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2004, 03:11:17 PM »

My Dad always says he's "knackered" when he's tired.
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004, 03:20:54 PM »

"To Let" I believe means to rent.  I heard "mind the gap" while waiting in the tube. "Watch out for the gap" 
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2004, 03:23:09 PM »

A flat is an apartment.
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2004, 05:40:47 PM »

Here's something I posted on an old thread a few months back ;D

AMERICAN - ENGLISH
adhesive bandage - plaster
aluminum - aluminium
anesthesiologist - anaesthetist
antsy - fidgety
ATM - cashpoint machine
apartment/condo - flat
assignment - homework
back yard - garden
backpack - rucksack
baking soda - bicarb of soda
Band Aid - plaster again
bangs - fringe

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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2004, 06:11:27 PM »

And a shirt is called a jumper.
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Re: British Vrs. English words
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2004, 10:34:43 PM »

I thought a shirt was a shirt! A sweater is a pullover is a jumper... I think. For example; The Beatles wore polo-neck (roll-neck) jumpers on the cover of With The Beatles! Confusing?!! LOL ;D

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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2004, 10:40:41 PM »

Shirt - sweater - whatever. :)
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