Can you think of words that us guys say in the uk that are different to how you say them over yonder,eg
crisps / potato chips
nappy / diaper
trainers / sneakers
My American friend Tina has made a huge list since she started mixing with Brits like me! The British word is on the right, the American on the left:
brolley / umbrella
braces / suspenders
suspenders / garters
tights / pantyhose
knickers / underpants
trousers / pants, slacks
pants / underwear
jumper / sweater w/o buttons
wellies / rubber boots
swimming costume / bathing suit
dressing gown / bathrobe
dungarees / overalls
overalls / coverall
fringe / bangs
hair slide / barrette
tank top / sleeveless sweater
vest top / tank top
vest / sleeveless undershirt
waistcoat / vest
mackintosh / raincoat
handbag / purse, pocketbook
purse / wallet
badge / pin
popsocks / knee-highs
clothespeg / clothespin
tumble dryer / (clothes)dryer
cotton / thread
trainers / tennis shoes, sneakers
nail varnish / nail polish
That's just her 'clothes etc' list - she has tons more if you want them! The list of 'innocent American words that happen to be British swear words' is like a personal list of the mistakes she's made...
im frmo australia but from what I know we speak more like england then usa and snog and kiss are different ... snog is like making out and kissing is just... kissing french frys are the small thin chips and chips refer to the larger ones and in australia a burrito is like the mexican thing but a wrap is just a sandwich thing on moutain bread etc
I find it funny how americans have to pronounce things differently ... esp. how they say brisbane they say bris/ baaane when its just suppose to be bris/bin
I use the word "snog" instead of "kiss"! But here's a few Kiwi-isms for you.
Grundies= Granny undies
Choice!= Awesome, fantastic, great
Cuppa= Cup of coffee/tea
Pikelets= Mini pancakes (but we usually eat them with jam and whipped cream)
Wrap= Burrito (depending where you're from)
Then there's the way you use certain words, for example, if I said "I really fancy that guy I saw last week", it would mean "I'm really attracted to that guy I saw last week".
rubbish/trash (and one more - canadians say garbage)
bin/trash can/garbage can
Spend a penny/go to the bathroom
sick/vomit (yes, its a noun, as in, 'don't step in that sick')
My Best Friend is from England. :) I think some of these are spelled this way in England (right side).
There are also a lot of dialect or regional differences in English. So I was from the south, and moved up to the north. There I had to learn a whole new vocabulary. Anyone else know what a 'snicket' is?
mate / friend
...I'm sure there are more but the only time I was in the UK I was there for work, for exactly 24 hours, so didn't have time to learn anything nor see the sights, nor meet people.
My favourite is Thongs(In Australia)...in the UK I think they are called Flip-flops. One is for your feet, the other could be misinterpreted as something that sits in the crack of your bum :)
pascifier / dummy
gasoline / petrol
cigarettes / fags
trunk (car) / boot
hood (car) / bonnet
derailleur (bicycle) / changer or mech
wrench / spanner
apartment / flat
I find the word 'knickers' really funny.
I heard it on a commercial once and I just started laughing, I don't know why. Anyways... I call them underwear, or panties.
My boyfriend is British so I have a few:
salad/ lettuce (they call lettuce on a sandwich 'salad'...hmm...)
gone off/ rotten
A snicket is a small lane or alley leading from one larger street to another. I was really confused first time I asked for directions!
probz can thinl of more but cba tbh
I am looking for different words of say'n it's really meant for you!!! I dont know if I spell it correctly
One that I like is "Keep your pecker up"...which are words of encouragement in troubled times...
trousers/pants (I honestly thought this was universal but apparently not)
bum bag/fanny pack
chips/ french frys
torch/ flash light
Do girl really say underpants for their knickers,LOL
lol most of mine were taken.
???is it a piece of something???
stick shift - gear stick