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Old 02-20-2007, 05:13 PM   #21
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whats a bum bag in the US?
Fanny pack I think

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and nickers, that's underwear right?
Only for girls and its used that much.

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thumb tack
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We are adopting alot more US terms nowadays.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:32 PM   #22
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Sidewalk = pavement

I remember when I lived in the States, and the kids of the girl that I used to be with, used to find it funny that I would ask them to hoover up, as opposed to vacuum or sweep..

I also used to get funny looks when I was in a restaurant and asked for tomato sauce, or even worse Daddy's.......could not get that over there for love or money!!!
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:03 PM   #23
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Speaking of languages, what do you guys think about conlangs (constructed languages)? Do you think in the future the whole world will speak a universal language...or should it?

Thoughts...
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:22 PM   #24
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Trucks are called lorries in the UK, I think.
Gasoline is called petrol in the UK. That's what I've heard people from there say.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:35 PM   #25
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lol gas = petrol. Now that's a good one.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:09 PM   #26
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Mmm, I still love the phrase "Bloody Hell" in an English accent. Even though you guys probably don't say it every two seconds like they do in the movies, every once in a while I hear a British guy say it.

I remember this one British kid that whenever someone would get him mad, he'd be like "you tramp". Do you guys ever use that one?
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:47 PM   #27
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lol, "the only british idiom i know is that "fag" means cigarette", "well then someone tells these cigarettes to get outta here"
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:32 AM   #29
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[fanny] means something located not too far from the bottom correct?
Hey Lucky, i havent seen ya around for a while...Good to see you posting agian, i thought you left us or something. Yeah, it's funny how words differ between two country's...lol

like for instance if a woman was to carry around a purse or a pocketbook if you live in the tri-state area, but i wonder what it would be called in the UK ?
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:47 AM   #30
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lol thats what i thought

chips in the UK is fries here right? or is it actually chips?
We must use UK words in Canada because we use bonnet, and both chips and fries.
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