British Vs. American Slang, Part 1

Submitted by: Ratdog993 9 years ago in

So we can all finally understand each other on the message boards.
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Male 43
Cos kick a bow agin a wo an y`ed it `till ya bost it?
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Female 128
The English people who hate him are northerners who have completely different accents to those of us in the south, though it is still true that there are many different accents in the south, like the perfect R.P. (`posh`)sounding one, the Cornwall one, the general London one (which is similar to R.P but a bit less proper), the South London/`ghetto`/black people one and the East London `Cockney` one. This guy is SO not roosterney, he`s more well spoken Londonish.

Nobody mentioned the one where the American `bangs` is called a `fringe` over here. we only use the word bangs when we are talking about noises (or maybe when someone continually copulates)

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Male 1,231
`British`? Vs American slang? This guy needs to be shot. Appart from the 4 different geological areas of `Great Britain` (England, Scotland, Wales and NORTHERN Ireland), there are over 100 local dialects, each with their own slang (some such as Cumbrian Dialect are like a different language all together). Take heed people; when you`re talking about all 4 separate countries which make up Great Britian, by all means, call us British, but if not, refer to us as `English`, or `Scottish`, or `Welsh` or `NORTHERN Irish`. By doing this, you are less likely to piss alot of people off.
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Female 27
Also... listening to this guy try to speak Spanish was pretty amusing. :] lol


also also for the people who`ve watched part 2:

Secondary school musical!!! lol.

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Female 27
To the guy who used the "lady and the tramp" argument... that movie is like, 40 years old. It definitely doesn`t mean that anymore here in america. It`s pretty much the equivalent of what happened to "gay". :[ Terms change over time. I definitely wouldn`t refer to a hobo as a tramp. o_O
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Male 165
OMG He makes Brits look like Retards!
D!ck Head
Im a brit i`m not like him lol he`s one of the brittish minority of where the Stereotype comes from>-(

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Female 75
and he definately did not have a roosterney accent, btw littlemissqt.

from what i understand, correct me if i`m wrong,
cockney is like instead of skittles they pronounce it like "ski-ulls" or the beatles is pronounced "bee-ulls". they like cut letters out of the words.... city = `ci-ee`

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Female 75
i must say, i don`t think i`ve EVER used the word "fanny" in normal conversation. EVER. nor have i ever heard anyone use it in normal conversation unless they were being funny.
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Female 1,605
roosterney is supposed to be c o c k ney. lame that it got censored
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Female 1,605
Why are all the British/English posters so harsh on this guy`s accent? I think it sounds really nice and refined, but you guys act as though he is low class or something. Is this what you call roosterney?
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Female 1,605
I live in California and have never heard of the word "rotary." We call it a traffic circle and there are probably only a handful in the entire state...and everyone drives like s h i t in them. Good luck Brits in our traffic circles! You`ll want to kill someone.

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Female 159
lol We use most of these words but more the British than US. I`d say someone should make an Australian one but they`d probably get it mostly wrong and compare us to Steve Irwin o_O
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Male 165
he`s blatantly from a private school..
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Male 1
Britain is not a country, it is several countries - namely England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

britain is like actually an island, namely Great Britain
which N. ireland is not a part
northern ireland is a part of the united kingdom`s of great BRITAIN and ireland(which is now just northern island)
wow fun

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Male 572
what are u guys talking about?? i say both american and british words..and i`m australian...
with Danish heritage and a slight american accent! lol i`m pretty stuffed up yeah...
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Male 957
blimey guvna give u one up the shtter!
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Male 26
I love australia. It`s about half and half of everything, so i knew pretty much every term in the vid.

Except for lorry.

That freaked me out.

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Male 43
Cos kick a bow agin a wo an y`ed it `till ya bost it?
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Female 1,652
w00t there`s a roundabout at randolph afb
I love driving that roundabout
why?
i`m a dork
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Male 2,159
Some people commenting here are being harsh. "You british people have poo language" etc.

First off, that guy was not British, he was English. Britain is not a country, it is several countries - namely England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Second, you might think our words are weird, but we could easily say the same about your words. Plus - maybe because Americans were originally English and Dutch people fleeing from religion and the accents intertwined - you have words like "gotten" and "ain`t", and say stuff like "off of" instead of just "off". That`s just bad English.

But, at the end of the day, instead of being biased towards my own country, who you could say is also dumming down, due arguably to US influences like fast food and TV, I`m going to be mature and just say: tomato tomato.

Ah, that doesn`t really work when you type it.

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Female 2
And romboy, you may have rotarys, but for every one rotary I`ve seen here in the last several years, there are probably about 200 in britain.
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Female 2
I moved here from britain, and I had to learn the differences between the terms.

I was terrified when, at the age of 8, I heard my friends mother use the term fanny repeatedly.

If she ever visits Britain, she`s in for quite a shock. ;-)

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Male 1,023
also, Americans don`t speak English, we speak American. there are words we have in America they don`t have in English and vise versa.
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Male 221
I had to stop at four minutes. First off we do have "roundabouts" but they are ROTARYS and they are quite enjoyable to drive around
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Female 31
hes hot and informative, end of story
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Male 171
And at chevvylover and the thing about Clarkson and the "i" in ipod, he was taking the piss (being sarcastic)
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Male 171
You should hear how many swear words we have LOL

Pussy = Vagina not cat

LOL

And what`s with everyone going spaz?

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Male 35
it`s funny to see how our two languages have evolved enough that we can still communicate with eachother but just enough that some words can be compeltely different.

What I find even more interesting is that our languages evolved in such a way that we can still communicate on a basic english level.

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Male 650
zomfg 7 pages of comments?
Being in Canada for a while, you know some, and then you don`t
I know both quite fluently (unless its uber brit slang)
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Male 13
in australia we have a mix. mostly english slang, with bits of american slang thrown in. then we have our own slang too... confusing!
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Female 81
we have roundabouts in maryland and we call them roundabouts. never heard it called a traffic circle...
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Male 124
He forgot the most obvious one - in England, "Englishman" means a nice chap, whereas in the USA "Englishman" means a whiney nasal snot-nosed toffed up anally-retentive lisping mummy`s boy.
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Female 15
"We don`t pet things, we stroke them."
AHAHA. Am I the only one who found that amazingly funny? D=
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Male 551
in teh internetz we sayded FAIL!
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Male 592
Also, I hear it`s perfectly acceptable to say, "Would you fancy the window open?" An American would be called a cigarette for saying something like that.
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Male 732
So, a fanny is a woman`s vagina.
Unlike a man`s vagina.
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Female 152
He was cute. The fanny thing...that`s too funny.
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Female 243
I thought that was pretty good. I`ll have to look for part 2.

The guy reminds me a little of Jimmy Fallon (only more polite or less obnoxious) (and - obviously - with a British accent).

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Male 84
Rofl I like this =]
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Male 150
We mostly use the British slang in Australia...
But we say some Amercian things too like
we say hot chips not fries
We say Jelly not jam
we say sweets not candy
BUT noone really uses fannies..
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Male 26
Life would be so much easier if everyone spoke the same language.
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Male 29
Sorry to the people from England I thought I heard Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear say iPod pronouncing the i like the i in internal. He must have said something else and I misunderstood. Now it makes me wonder what he said.
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Female 1,007
I love him. <3 Haha.
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Male 9,305
That British gent was quite fit, and I`d love to ring him. Perhaps share a biscuit and some chips. ;)
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Female 79
oh btw pooptart19, I like Bush. He is funny drunk and looks like a cute likkle monkeh
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Female 79
This video is just trying to make both the Americans and British people look stupid
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Female 195
`knock someone up` means getting someone pregnant, (or up the duff) over here too

no idea who the hell your dad works with lmao

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Female 6
Oops, sorry, you know what I mean though.
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Male 300
Actually, wiccad, Sean Bean played Boromir.
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Male 123
lol how about australian and american. we say thong as in wat you call flip flops
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Female 6
`Ay by gum lass! Dus the` knows. This `ere vid`s reet useful like fer `elpin` wi` all that American talk. Mebbe you yanks`ll be ebble t` understand us yerkshire folk now the` knows sum propa English.

THAT is how broad some British accents are. The closest thing Americans get to a Yorkshire accent is Sean Bean (Aragorn from LOTR)

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Female 34
my dad, who works with people from the UK on a regular basis told me a funny one.
apparently, over there, to "knock someone up" means to stop buy their home in the morning, while here it means to get them pregnent
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Male 45
lol drat :)
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Male 45
please stop saying british to refer solely to this kind of accent, it drats me off!

do people in america really think that everybody in britain talks like this?

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Female 195
hmmm i meant friend (damned dyslexic fingers)
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Female 195
just to clarify

faggot= meaty yucky thing in gravy and gay man...also used as an insult (especially by chavs)
fag= gay bloke, cigarette, again can be an insult

those are the UK terms that i am used to. faggot never means cigarette though. plus everyone i knows says ipod as eyepod, jam over here is BOTH preserves with bits and no bits. we only call cookies cookies when they have choc chips in them, otherwise they are biscuits. i have a few american mates, especially as im online alot and i have to say confusing them with english terms is funny :D

you should try spotted dick lol (google is your firnd)

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Female 63
hahaha i liked the end
adios amigos
in a british accent :]
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Male 107
I just love british accents. what about the easy stuff I learned at school - a rubber is an eraser, a trash can is a bin etc.?
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Female 195
janeyyet
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
24 Posts Sunday, December 30, 2007 6:01:15 AM
:o Do they have fanny packs?

we call them bum bags....and they were never fashionable lol. i remember my parents making me wear one at the beach when i was about 6 D:

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Female 269
"im from england, but where im from we got our own accent an everythin! hahahaha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshireis...

not try and figure all them out :] "

Each part of England has its own accent, not just Yorkshire :|

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Male 101
Errr... intersection? Yes, I`ve known that for years, otherwise I`d have failed year 7 maths. O_O
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Female 263
pfft British and American slang got nothing on Aussie slang! Hell yeh
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Female 416
"We don`t pet things we stroke them"

I think I might move there now that I know this.

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Female 91
err i know/use half them american words xD
like intersection, i knoew what that means.

and wtf is that iPod sstuff about?

we pronounce it eye-pod basically.

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Male 277
Gadget522, How can you call us retards when you can hardly speak in your own dialect. Oh wait, is dialect too large a word for you? Neither Americans or Brits are retarded...except for Gadget522. Great idea for a video by the way.
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Female 70
as if!
im from england, but where im from we got our own accent an everythin! hahahaha
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshireis...

not try and figure all them out :]

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Female 158
I can`t wait until they post the 2nd part of the video, it`s gonna be really funny to watch another transatlantic feud.
Oh and by the way:
American British
Jell-O - Jelly
Jelly - Jam (without bits in)
Jam - Jam (with bits in)
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Female 158
Deadman3215, I am a 14 year old girl not boy! It`s not me in the video and the guys not from Birmingham because that`s where I am and he hasn`t got a Brummie accent.
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Female 2,220
Cherrylover

iPOD

US - We pronounce the I long, the same way you would say I if you were talking about yourself.

ENG - You say the I short. Like the way you say the i at the beginning of internal.


Um... no!!!

We most certainly DON`T say `i`Pod!??!?!


retard

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Female 2,084
i knew some of those. but i actually learned some things from this video. and i`m sooo glad we don`t have roundabouts here in america because my mom would be in one for hours. lol.
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Female 1,492
this was a really good idea. some of the words i knew, but i guess it was interesting to learn some of the other ones.
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Female 696
Some of those Ive never heard of.
Interesting.
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Female 738
hehehe- I`d never heard of fanny as a vagina- that was new...

as for people not recognizing the difference between and English person versus Welsh or Scottish- well I don`t really think it`s that hard, but again... see previous post.

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Female 738
Proof that I speak more like a brit and watch a little too much BBC.
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Male 2
I can kinda understand when Americans don`t recognise Wales and Scotland... but when someone from England does... its just plain ignorance =/

And there`s plenty of people with accents like his. For such a `small` country (compared with others), theres a lot of accents.

Still, nice video, i never knew the American fanny was the backside...

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Male 2,216
The kid was right really, he got most stuff dead on. Although by "big cookies" he means like large cookies, Millies/BaskinRobins cookies etc, as opposed to the ones that come in a roll.

It shouldnt be an arguement about who is best or whatever, the video was just explaining some word differences in British/American English, get over it guys.

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Male 4,012
Jam- traffic jam. Or other similar troubles.
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Male 1,882
"you americans r the retards
who the hell do u think invented `ENGLISH` was it the English maybe, not you fudgein stupid tards who call your arse a fanny"

Excuse me, but America has been separated from England for well over 200 years now, and I hate to break it to you, but language changes over time in general based on cultural events and other causes. Typically, just because the language itself is the same, variations can occur in different regions. Hell, even different parts of America have differing terms (take "y`all" for instance).

I don`t see where someone is "retarded" for having different slang terms just because culture in their region affected language differently than in other regions. People call the language "English" and refer to the style Americans speak as "American English" anyways.

Of course, if you can`t make an observation like that, then you could be retarded.

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Female 1,571
comes in handy!
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Male 1,114
In the second part he used the word chav and didn`t explain it... Probably didn`t want to get into it all, also, this guy`s pretty accurate, all British people saying that he`s wrong about stuff, I doubt he`s from the same part of Britain as you... Also, Americans criticising, cut him some slack eh? =]
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Male 1,882
Some people in America refer to the car trunk as the "boot", so I wasn`t surprised here.

If Jell-O is "jelly" and jelly is "jam", what is jam?

Words that I wtf`ed on: Bonnet, lorry, skip (seriously wtf?!), candy floss.

Interesting video nonetheless.

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Male 46
how gay was that he bored me after 10 seconds i just turned it off
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Female 3
id hate to see what the video was like b4 he edited it as omg that was awful
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Female 111
Haha, that was rather interesting! Thanks for sharing! =)
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Female 2,927
he forgot rubber, here it means a condom over there it means an eraser.
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Female 136
he was cute! i was barely listening to what he was saying. Accents are so hot. Interesting stuff though.
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Female 1,063
F A G = Cigarette in England
F A G = Gay people in America

How did THAT happen??

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Female 145
we do have big cookies...go to a supermarket like ASDA.and the ipod thing, i have NEVER heard anyone say ipod other than say it like EYEpod....where did that person get that info??????????????????????
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Female 961
lol. what is a big american style cookie???
we dont have big cookies.. we have normal small cookies...
round abouts cant be used here because there are sooo many more cars. We use "roundabouts" in small towns
jelly for us is the thinner things.. the jam is like chunky jelly lol
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Female 6
Did any of you ever thing that British English was the original English and American English is just the bastardized version? Grow up and realize that there are obviously going to be differences. They`re not stupid, they just have a separate language.
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Female 145
we do use the word intersection but not for roads.god knows why he had to look it up,it`s obvious what it means. This guy just pissed me right off and made us english look like a right load of spanners.
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Male 392
How Is having a domestic in america having... nevermind.. that guy`s just retarded.
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Male 392
So If I was british and some one said What are you doing I`d say Nt "I`m petting my cat" but "I`m stroking my puss"
Awkward.
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Male 13
He`s from Birmingham. Or therabouts. Cut him some slack. The dialectal differences vary not just from city to city, but within British counties and small towns . Within a 10 mile radius of where i am on the right side of the sunny sunny Pennines, there`re 15 distinct regional forms. Get yer head around that one.
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Male 2,440
I already knew this. Oh well, not like it`s a big deal anyway. : )

And just to clarify. No one in their right mind likes Bush. Only religious idiots and morons who don`t think for themselves do. : )

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Male 559
what is up with the same people posting 50 times in the same f*cking thread
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Male 18
This is a fact:
Britain is England.
This is a fact:
Blue is not a colour.
This is a fact:
Americans know their geography.
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Male 27
i already knew all those but im sure its helpful to some
"we dont pet things, we stroke them. ill leave that one there"
why? it could make a hilarious talking point
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Male 1
Damn man this is the kinda brit who makes the americans think we are "all" retards.

Just because he talks like that and does not know certain american words, does not mean we are all the same.

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Female 178
That was a pretty cool video, and I can see how it`d be pretty useful if you were traveling to England/America. (I know I wish I was familiar with English slang before I went over!!)

However, I have to say this, because I`m kind of annoyed by it. Not everyone who is British is English!! Great Britain is comprised of Scotland, England and Wales! (This is directed at Americans because I`m sure there are a lot who don`t know this) So technically, there are 3 countries, each of who have their own dialects and different words! I`m sure there are some English people who`d look at you funny if you ordered Haggis with tatties and neeps. Just had to get that out there! It`d be cool if someone made a video with the differences in all of the UK. Now THAT could get confusing

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Female 761
I think the differnece beteween jelly and jam over here is with jelly, it`s... gelatinous. And jam has like, chuncks of the flavor you`re eating, like strawberry jam has seeds in it while strawberry jelly doesn`t.
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Female 272
"We don`t pet things, we stroke them..."

I`m sooo going to England...

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Female 761
I watched both, and the only two I`d never heard of were spanner and whinge. Oh, and whateverstop instead of period.
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Female 198
Furthermore, I love Brits. And he`s hella cute. <3
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Female 198
What does drating mean? Like people say a drating good time or whatever. I don`t understand.
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Female 27
wow...hes cute! ^_^ haha.
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Female 157
i knew most of these...and (i dont know if this was posted allready...im too lazy to read past page 1) but a fag is a cigarette.
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Female 2,672
you americans r the retards
who the hell do u think invented `ENGLISH` was it the English maybe, not you fudgein stupid tards who call your arse a fanny
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Male 625
we created the english language. the english version of english is simply the correct way. i hate america. goodbye.
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Female 283
WTF? Intersection? I know what that means. And I know they have both jelly and jam in the US.
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Male 536
Was that you Ratdog or just a video you found? I like it. Good job.
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Female 97
A fannypack = a Bumbag.
brilliant.
And its true Chevylover54. We Brits say eye-pod too. (ipod)
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Female 275
i don`t think the differences in dialect are particularilary funny or weird. a lot of them make sense, you wear both hoods and bonnets on your head etc.
anyway i liked the guy. he made it funny "potato..stick things"
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Male 211
well that was a "bunch" of crap!HAhahahahahahahahahahaha.
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Female 876
I want to marry him.
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Male 1,287
The only one that caught me off guard was fanny. That made me chuckle.

My wife`s cousin married a Brit and they live in Cambridge. Now I know why they shared a look when a relative threatened to spank a nephew`s fanny.

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Female 56
"in this country we dont pet things, we stroke them." LMAO!
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Female 158
Although I`m English I still knew about most words like fanny and diaper and all that lot. It just depends what context you use it in. Like if I ask for a torch my American friend will know what I mean just like if he asks me for a flashlight. I`ve seen enough American movies to understand most of their slang.
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Male 533
This may have already been said, but a "lori" is an 18 wheeler, not just a pickup.
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Male 3
chevylover54 in england we pronounce it
eye-pod as well. i have never heard someone say ipod the way you say we pronounce it.
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Female 579
We invented the language as far as I`m concerned, that`s why it`s ENGLISH. The Americans deviated off the English language. I just find it interesting - I`m not sure why the hell some americans find it fun to call us retards for using certain words - I could call the americans retards but I don`t because they`re not.

Anyway, useful clip. ^_^

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Male 64
So, the British are pretty retarded about naming things words that aren`t actually meant to be related to what they`re naming. I guess they just want to be different. Which is why they chose those silly accents.
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Female 252
As long as one has enough intelligence to listen to context, one should be able to figure out what the other is saying. If the power goes out, and my British roomate asks for a torch, I`m going to assume that she doesn`t want a lighter and newspapers, but a flashlight.
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Male 901
Being Swedish, I have been exposed to british slang through school education, and american slang through other media. I found it quite interesting that I while I knew fanny meant butt, I have always associated the word to the british equivalent. It actually is rather confusing.
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Male 54
Chevylover54, I have never heard an iPod pronounced that way in England, it is always `eye-pod`

dianne, to an extent you are right, the change in the languages will be slow though as some people will use both due to immersing themselves in the other`s culture. For instance in the UK, we call an off ramp a slip road, I recently heard someone use off ramp for the first time on the radio.

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Female 146
Oh, fannypack.
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Female 80
Oh, and I`ve never called an intersection an intersection.

I call them "the lights" but maybe that one is just me.

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Female 80
If you look closely, English is slowly developing into new languages between countries. I usually call ours American English.

Even within the US there are tons of differences. I say root, and my boyfriend says route. I say car-mel and he says cara-mel. (my way sounds so much better)

Some people say aunt, and some say ant (to mean aunt).

There are plenty others.

Besides that, most Americans for some reason can`t spell worth a crap. I was lucky I guess, and was taught to read by the time I was 3. The spelling came along with it.

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Male 388
Also

Fag, means Cigerette in the UK.

Now for the age old question:
How do you guys pronounce Primark?

Pree or Pry?

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Male 474
Wow.... I friend`s MSN nickname is PrincessFanny... Holy snaps!
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Male 29
I thought both 1 and 2 were informative, however there are some he missed. For instance:

US - Mini-van ENG - People Carrier
US - Camper ENG - Caravan

That`s just 2 examples.

There are also the instances where we say words differently. For instance:

iPOD

US - We pronounce the I long, the same way you would say I if you were talking about yourself.

ENG - You say the I short. Like the way you say the i at the beginning of internal.

Prius

US - We say Pri like "Pree". Just like "Free"

ENG - You say Pri like Pry.

Somethings we say the same but spell differently. One example is:

US - Tire ENG - Tyre

There are many more of each type. I have learn a lot of them from the show Top Gear that comes from ENG.

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Male 388
Yeah. this guy is a gimp <<FROM THE UK>>>

But I guess it could be usefull to somebody.

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Male 4,431
Okay, so, this guy is supposedly from Northern England? It sounded to me like a fake British accent. Seriously. Can any of our Brit friends on here verify if it sounded consistently authentic? I heard all sorts of little indicators that he is American faking the accent, but I`m not a linguist, so, I may be hearing things.

Of course, I`m a retard, too, so, there it is...

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Male 142
a junction is usually like 3 or more major roads crossing...while an intersection is only two roads crossing.
also, i call jelly, jam sometimes. depends the mood i am in.
haha, we dont pet animals, we stroke them...just like stroking a pole.
and also finally.. "Holiday in Cambodia" finally makes sense now...
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Female 2
us all cn fudge off coz i`m live in london and if you hate england so much then don`t speak english
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Female 65
:o Do they have fanny packs?
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Female 147
The rest of the world doesn`t use fit, but we say it because we`re retards.

ROFLCOPTER.

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Female 158
Woh! I didn`t think there would be this much of a debate about this link. I have posted the 2nd part but I`m waiting for IAB to put it up. Let me get one thing straight first of all. A faggot is a kind of meatball made out of all different bits of meat. A fag is a cigarette. Please do not confuse these two! BTW there`s no need to get into a fight over this link, just because someone speaks differently to you doesn`t make them a retard. I don`t call Americans retards because they play soccer not football or say chips instead of crisps.
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Female 330
His accent made me want to strangle him. And I`m English.
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Female 288
"we dont say fit because we`re retards" LOL
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Male 171
i say `the bonnet of a car`, and no1s ever given me a wierd look for sayin it.
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Female 2,220
Thing is, what`s funny is because he`s from up north, he has a different meaning of words to me who lives in the south!

Bless him.

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Female 831
woah. break me off a piece of that. Talk linguistics to me baby, oh yeah.

am i right, Pabasa?

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Female 176
He didn`t talk about the whole pissed/pissed off thing
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Female 1,412
That guy wasn`t retarded, just because he was trying to inform chatroom users of language differences. And Faggot ^^ i think (in the part of england i come from)is used to describe a homosexual, or annoying person i guess.
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Female 364
^^ which is weird because in england you have a car boot SALE which....i dunno what they call it in america, a jumble? a yard sale?

anyway, whoever said it, i am british, i live in england and i can tell you for a fact that cigarettes are NOT known as faggots. sometimes Fags, but never faggots. you`re right about the meat thing though.

we`re not retards. England pwns america.

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Male 4,004
Part 2 will consist of a 10 minute rant on the soccer/football and how they invented the word, the americans misappropriated it and about how football is the most played sport worldwide and only americans use it...but you know what? As a Canadian...I must say, the rest of the world should call their football soccer because (The US will fuX u up)
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Male 145
British accent adds 20+ to your IQ, just like that. We all know americans are stupid, right? You`ve all seen the video, right?:-D
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Female 107
South African`s use the word chips to mean crisps too. I had relatives come over once and were really confused when I ordered chips in McDonalds :-)

Where I live we don`t call it bonnet or trunk, we call it the car boot.

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Male 139
i guess that by living in Aus, i kinda know all of the terms and am fairly comfortable using most of them, although clarification is sometimes needed...
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Male 442
Southern nonce, this stuff isnt hard to work out
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Female 1,071
you americans almost make sense now...
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Female 8
there are regional dialects and age factors to take into account too, which is why some people disagree with each other

nothing factual the author said about UK English was untrue, where I live we always use Bonnet etc (though bonnet can also mean a type of hat - as in Easter Bonnet)

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Male 15
i would have to say the best part and the only part that i really needed(i have british relatives so i know most of the slang) was the part where he said that british people are retards. That made me chuckle, rest was bloody codswallop :P
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Male 416
cmanatlan I can`t believe you spanned me... :P
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Male 810
I knew most of these and have used them synonymously with each other, except for bonnet and candy floss and one of the other ones he said.

pretty cool.
i liked the video.
looking forward to part 2

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Male 65
Oh and we do use the word pet when we pet things. Which English kid isn`t aware of the term "no heavy petting" in the local swimming pool! (although they probably aren`t any more, do kids still go to the swimming pool or is there a new virtual version that`s cooler to download?)
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Male 65
I`m not sure he`s knows his English that well...

- We use the word intersection in Britain to mean junction.

- When he says lorry means truck in US English, he actually means what americans call a semi (heh, semi has a very different meaning in UK English but I`ll leave you to look that up yourselves!)

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Male 61
that guy is SO annoying...
why did he even waste his time making this video?
fool
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Male 416
``That cook has nice buns``that could be pretty confusing. I think he forgot buns, that is completely differend. In Britain it means bread and in USA ass right ?
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Female 2
ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! what a willy!
we don`t all talk like him! and if you wanna see roundabouts, come to basingstoke. we have hundreds. which is why i was laughing so much throughout the clip. oh and a faggot is also a load of sticks, usually place on a bonfire to help it burn better. or something like that...
oh, and i have only ever used the word `bonnet` once, and that was because my friend dented hers by sitting on it.
proud to be british. oh and if you americans wanna get really confused, look up welsh slang. hilarious.
adios amigos (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Male 106
Who is this guy? I`m going to sue him.

I started watching, and fell asleep, missed my bus.

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Male 38
sweets=candy=lollies (not that kind ;-))
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Male 4,012
Fanny has another meaning?! WTF?

I was British educated but I grew up watching American movies. So I`m quite a confused lil` guy. Boot and trunk, lorry and truck, I can use em all!

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Male 991
I liked it, I always thought fanny and bum were the same. >_<
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Male 169
Part 2

Yeah, this video is pretty good. In Australia, we use mostly British English though it was interesting to see which side we fell on for each term.

He probably should have mentioned color/colour, favor/favour etc. as differences in spelling can also be very confusing.

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Male 130
there are so many things he had wrong. Jam is used in the USA.

* In jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice.
* In jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit (and is less stiff than jelly as a result).
* In preserves, the fruit comes in the form of chunks in a syrup or a jam.

Also the chips/fries thing. It`s not know to a lot of people but crisp is us in the USA for chips made from corn and artificial potatoes flacks like pringles. Up in till the mid 1980 By law they could not be called chips(long story there).

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Male 129
Great video
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Male 35
we do have roundabouts in america, but they are few and far between. However he seemed to be spot on for the most part :)
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Male 602
Maybe not in it`s original sense but people use it as the meat BECAUSE it also means gay.

"Pictures of the product are a popular joke in some Western countries due to additional meanings of the name. Faggots were used as the subject of an infamous 2004 radio advert by the UK supermarket chain Somerfield. [...] This advert was subsequently deemed to have breached the rules on Good Taste, Decency and Offence to Public Feeling of the Advertising and Sponsorship Code, and was banned from future re-broadcast."

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Male 44
Faggot can mean a lot of things.
In this case it can mean a British meatball.

In the 1950`s maybe

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Male 54
The guy is a fanny of whatever description

I had to turn it off because of his annoying accent, so if there are any American words I don`t quite get I apologise in advance douchebags.

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Male 602
Faggot can mean a lot of things.
In this case it can mean a British meatball.
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Male 44
i will answer...
we (the british) all know what an intersection is just like we all know what a vacation is...
its just a word we don`t use
he had to look it up because he is a "retard"
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Male 3,631
No Gadget, no! A faggot is a cigarette (wow, they`re actually allowing us to use that word now?)!
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Male 3,631
Well Ravie, it was he who said it! As I mention above, why would the obscurity of this term (intersection) require his actually having to look it up if it was already part of your overall common usage? Are you divided into sub-dialects to a degree further than either of you are letting on?
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Male 3,631
It`s also funny how the British are known for being so proper, yet so many of these `slang` terms contrasted between our two dialects could actually still be considered quite proper on our side of the coin.

Still can`t believe the term `intersection` is not part and parcel of their vernacular, to the point that he actually had to LOOK IT UP!

I guess, at the very least, we now have heady sessions of heavy `stroking` to look forward to!

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Female 15
Ok british isn`t that hard to understand really, but this video was funny and actually was informative. Brits aren`t retards, just because americans and brits are different in certian ways doesn`t make either of us retards. And hello americans, we use intersections and Junctions! In city areas we use intersections,
more onto the interstate and out in rurul areas we use junctions. Come on people don`t be so bitter. >-(
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Male 3,631
Pretty cool, I hope he does more.
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Male 101
i wanna be british soooooo bad!!!
cool accents and words and everything.
and fanny???
thats amazing!
too bad they are retards[just cause he admitted it]
but yeah,
i found this video hilarious.
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Male 44
but i`m only half british so opinions count for nothing
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Male 602
Wow triple post, but before his video I never understood this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nUkYifJD...
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Male 602
Lady and the tramp??? What is up with this guy, he`s got the American version of english all wrong.
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Male 44
This guy`s a fool....had ever listened to normal brits,,,,,feckin bonnet of a car lol
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Male 602
Wtf we say holiday!
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Male 209
Actually, I like this idea!
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Male 602
Jam and stroke are used in the american language.
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Male 216
he has a freaking sweet hoodie vest in part 2
srry for taking up the whole page
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Male 602
Hey I say roundabout not traffic circle.
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Male 216
btw there a part 2 click it on the youtube menu thing when its done
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Male 602
Lol Akappy smacks fannies in both countries.
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Female 449
Everyone knows british accents are the worst, ew grossss.... who says drat
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Male 216
HAHAHAHA THEY DONT KNOW WHAT A INTERSECTION IS????!!
THIS IS SO FUNNYS THEY ARE WEIRD!
lol i agree you are retards haha im pretty fit very fit.
and dont pet in englandland you stroke tehm hahahah
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Male 4,246
I`m probably a bad person for expecting this guy to get punched in the face after a few seconds.
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Male 602
Potato stick things. Lol
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Male 216
THE BONET OF A CAR WTF WHATS ROUNG WID YOUZ GUYS OMG
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Male 1,766
i know have no reason to live:(
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Male 1,766
in you faces
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Male 216
i believe a faggot is a meat patty, very yummy
freaking brits
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Female 158
Link: British Vs. American Slang, Part 1 [Rate Link] - So we can all finally understand each other on the message boards.
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