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Old 02-20-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default british vs american words

so another thread gave me the idea for this one bc im slightly ignorant about the lingo differences between the UK and the US so basically this is a thread to clarify those differences.

example:
in america the hood of a car is called a hood.
in britain it is called a bonnet correct?
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yeah, car bonnet lol. Ive got a feeling this will be a long topic
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and nickers, that's underwear right?
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and trunk [US] is a boot [UK] right?
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I'm more fond of Canadian words, like eh and what not. lol.
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heh. gotta love canadians. we can throw that in here too...
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whats a bum bag in the US?
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Default Re: british vs american words

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and trunk [US] is a boot [UK] right?
yeah thats right

the worst american to english word is fanny , over in the usa it means bottom but in the uk it means something completely different

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whats a bum bag in the US?
see above
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yeah thats right

the worst american to english word is fanny , over in the usa it means bottom but in the uk it means something completely different
Maybe thats what im thinking
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whats a bum bag in the US?

A bum with a bag? That's nto a term I've ever heard, so idk might be a british only thing. Not to sure. Maybe east coast?
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