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Just for a giggle :)

I was thinking this morning about the U.K and the U.S.A having different words for the same thing, I already have:

U.K curtains U.S.A drapes?
U.K pavement U.S.A side walk
U.K trousers U.S.A pants
U.K run a bath U.S.A draw a bath

Anymore anyone can think of? Just for fun :) Strange how it's the same language but different words for the same thing :)

 
kylie_bob

Asked by kylie_bob at 6:25 AM on May. 9, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I call them curtains and I run a bath but I'm 100% American LOL
    I do live in New England though so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Nappie vs diaper
    pram vs stroller
    dummy vs all of our US slang terms for a pacifier
    knickers vs panties
    snog vs kiss
    shag vs all of our terms for sex
    fringe vs bangs

    (I write and several of my characters are from the UK)
    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 6:57 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Honestly all those things you mentioned. Curtains..pavement...trousers pants... a side walk...and run a bath we say in the U.S.A. I never say drapes or draw a bath. Maybe thats just me and people I know Lol :)
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 6:55 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • U.K. loo.... U.S.A toilet
    U.K. shopping trolley...U.S.A. shopping cart
    Danda08

    Answer by Danda08 at 6:48 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Oh I do say toilet and shopping cart though! :)
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 6:55 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • LOL yes dummy is a strange one.
    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 7:15 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • UK Hoover USA Vaccum
    wendydays

    Answer by wendydays at 8:11 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • lorry vs truck
    lift vs elevator
    hootie826

    Answer by hootie826 at 11:40 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Haha! Good ones :) Yeah going to the loo :)
    U.K flats USA apartment
    kylie_bob

    Comment by kylie_bob (original poster) at 6:51 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Oh my god! I never knew what a pacifier was until you just said it's a dummy!
    kylie_bob

    Comment by kylie_bob (original poster) at 6:59 AM on May. 9, 2011

  • Yeah I say Hoover lol :)
    kylie_bob

    Comment by kylie_bob (original poster) at 8:19 AM on May. 9, 2011

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