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Differences Between British and American English - Ready for a Chuckle? *** **. To us a quadraped of the horse family or a stupid person. The word you guys are looking for in English english is ''. *** Buns. You know what these are. You're probably sitting on them now. Over here buns are either bread or cake rolls....[Show All] Asking for a couple of sticky buns in a bakery here will mean Mr Crusty the baker will give you two cake buns with icing (frosting) on the top. If I went into a deli in Manhattan and asked for a couple of sticky buns I'd probably get arrested... *** Fag. A goody but an oldie. Over here a 'fag' is a cigarette. So in the song 'It's a long way to Tipperary' the line 'As long as you have a Lucifer to light your fag' is not a fundamentalist Christian's statement that all homosexuals will burn for eternity in hell, but saying that 'if you always have a match to light your cigarette...' *** . Meat balls made from offal (chopped liver) in gravy. Also a small bundle of logs suitable to burn on a fire. *** Fancy. To be sexually attracted to or to desire. Also a tea cake. *** . To us the front bottom; to you the back one. In Britain, the pack is known as a bag for obvious reasons... *** Football. A classic example of our culture gap. To us football is what you call soccer. To you football is what we call pointless. You probably think the same way about cricket... *** Muffler. To us what you call a muffler is called a silencer. In the UK a muffler is a long scarf a la Dickensian Novels. A muffler was also a derogatory name for a certain part of the female anatomy at my school, though this was probably unique to us. Try explaining THAT to a upstanding American when you are standing at the petrol (gas) station in fits of laughter... *** Pants. You call pants what we call trousers; pants are the things that go underneath. *** Pavement. Sidewalk to you. I couldn't think of anything smutty to go with this. *** Pissed. To you it's quite legal to be pissed in a car in a traffic jam. In fact, in large cities sometimes you cannot help it. For us, it means that you have been over doing it 'down the boozer' (pub) and a kindly policeman will shortly flag you down and arrest you. *** Rubber. In this country a pencil eraser. Don't be shocked if the mild mannered new Englishman in your office asks for a pencil with a rubber on the end. Especially when he says that he enjoys chewing it when he is thinking. *** Shag. To you a dance. To us sexual congress. In otherwords you may have to summon up the courage to have a shag with someone, before you might have a shag with them later on. Also a sea bird similar to a cormorant and a type of rough tobacco. *** Shit. To us, bodily waste. To you, practically everything as far as I could figure, good or bad (and you certainly don't want us to touch yours...) *** Sneakers. We call these 'trainers' for some reason. *** Waistcoat. You call them vests. *** [Show Less]
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