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  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
    970 posts
    March 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    Link: More Differences Between The US & The UK - We all know biscuit/cookie and diaper/nappy, but are all of these legit? We need answers, I-A-B UK.
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    March 16, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    Phone - Dog
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    bardockjerms Male 30-39
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    March 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    I know that it`s a joke but some of the joke ones do have different names in English. Such as Windshield wiper - Windscreen wiper
    popsicle - ice lolly
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    the lack of smibbly bibbly bothers me
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:01 am
    rooty-tooty point and shooty? literally lol`ed
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    kittilia Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:06 am
    ice lolly? love! I will call `em that from now on! thank youz bardockjerms.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:10 am
    Fanny Arse
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    ICantNameMe Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:11 am
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:13 am
    It was all going well up to the point of the flashlight/torch comparison. Things started to go a bit south after that (and yes, I realise that`s the point of this post).

    Allow me to give some input as a Brit (fellow Brits, please correct me if I`m wrong on any of these):

    Cookie:Biscuit
    Cart:Trolley
    Diaper:Nappy
    Flashlight:Torch (from here it deviates)
    Windshield Wipers:Windscreen Wipers
    Face:Face
    Fries:Chips
    Chips:Crisps
    Blueberry Pancakes:Blueberry Pancakes (WTF is a clammy roger? Sounds like a sordid sexual encounter in a sauna)
    Pen:Pen
    Popsicle:Ice Lolly
    Gun:Gun

    In fact, IAB regular TRWolf made a good video of the differences between english english and american english here
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:15 am



    `Rooty tooty point and shooties`
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:19 am
    lol
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:35 am
    MattPrince, Jesus wept, is she trying to take down some orbital satellites? Cause if so, those guns are pointing in the right direction.
  13. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:44 am
    There are areas in the US where they call shopping carts "trolleys". Mostly in the South I think.
  14. Profile photo of TBWRB
    TBWRB Male 18-29
    50 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:46 am
    One of my favourite americanism is the use of the word fanny which does not mean anything like backside in the UK, think more frontside.

    It leads to excellent exclamations like "My fanny is red raw!"

    Of course the Americanism for bum is a homeless guy, where as in the UK it`s your backside. Though homeless people are a pain in the arse so maybe that`s where it came from
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:47 am
    I like how in New Zealand we use a mix between the two.
    Like chips/crisps = Chips
    and fries/chips= Chips
    :)
  16. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:50 am


    Because Simon Cowel is NOT amused!



    Niether is Patrick Stewart...



    ...nor for that matter Tommy Lee Jones.

    Because ultimately:


  17. Profile photo of Wizensilver
    Wizensilver Male 13-17
    405 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:52 am
    That took me longer than it should have to realise it was a joke, oh dear ><
  18. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:59 am
    I actually didn`t know nappy is a diaper.
  19. Profile photo of Space_girl
    Space_girl Female 18-29
    627 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:01 am
    rooty tooty point and shooty
  20. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 1:03 am
    @MrYouKnow

    Ah the irony that is your screenname.

    Wait what did you think it was...
    ...a "napkin"?
  21. Profile photo of AaronianKen
    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:06 am
    we don`t use wishy washies, slappy ham, clammy rogers, whimsy flims, cold on the cob or rooty tooty. it`s annoying how the world seems to think we speak in roosterney rhyming slang. no one seems guvnor either.
  22. Profile photo of AaronianKen
    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:06 am
    *no one says
  23. Profile photo of mr_fribbles
    mr_fribbles Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 1:10 am
    Its not "wishy-washies", its "parking ticket holders"
  24. Profile photo of MikeyNiv
    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:35 am
    cor blimey this old text `ere is spot on!
  25. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 1:38 am
    Reminds me of this SNL skit
  26. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:05 am
    pfft stupid. we don`t talk like that.
  27. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:07 am
    For all you mockney roosterneys out there
    Pistol = Lady from Bristol, Pen = Layin Hen, Face = Ricky Gervais, Windscreen wiper = Billie Piper...
    In English gun=Pistol, Pen=Biro, Popsicle=Lolly

    Example of a mockney = Christian Bale.
    I`ll stop now.
  28. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:09 am
    Cock!

    ha ha so funny!! Right then... Mockney Co ckney!
  29. Profile photo of pip-pip666
    pip-pip666 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:10 am
    I did like rooty tooty point and shooty. I assume this is a joke and Americans don`t really think we have the vocabulary of a three year old for everyday objects otherwise. They`re windscreen wipers for a start. and people who are not from London don`t use any form of rhymig slang, its not a generic British thing. In fact most people from London probably don`t.
  30. Profile photo of jamesps1972
    jamesps1972 Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:15 am
    i was gonna say that`s exactly right, you know like up your arsehole = elephant and castle?......
    :-)
  31. Profile photo of avalon
    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:17 am
    Although some of those are obviously incorrect, as an American, I would never have known if someone didn`t correct it. It`s like someone telling you to say Me gusta perros to mean I love cats in spanish (I know that is incorrect) and no one ever corrects you, you sound like a fool. In short, don`t take it offensively when American take this seriously, we just really don`t know. If I see something that says "in Britain we call windshield wipers `wishy washies`" I have nothing other than that to go on, although I will think that is incredibly stupid.

    On a side note, what do you call biscuits, if you call cookies biscuits?
  32. Profile photo of avalon
    avalon Male 18-29
    187 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:18 am
    and that wasn`t an angry post or anything, just making a point, and now I want cookies.
  33. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:41 am
    It started well, but I`ve never heard of Wishy Washies (windscreen wipers) and the last four should be blueberry pancakes, pen (ballpoints are nicknamed Biros after a popular brand), ice lolly and gun, or pistol.

    This list probably isn`t serious, though.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:45 am
    I`m getting my mark and scribblers and jotting these helpful tips down!

  35. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:47 am
    @ Avalon - that depends. What do Americans term as biscuits?
  36. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:51 am
    This is literally so unfunny :P
  37. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 2:59 am
    translation for pen, loled
  38. Profile photo of Byt3
    Byt3 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 3:02 am
    British isn`t a language... It`s English. And half of these... WTF? Slappy Ham for face... That`s not even roosterney slang - Boat Race is though btw :P
  39. Profile photo of kpatient
    kpatient Male 18-29
    4 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 3:11 am
    windsshield wipers = winsscreen wipers
    face = face
    blueberry pancakes = blueberry pancakes (except never seen any in uk)
    pen = pen
    popsicle = lollipop
    gun = gun
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    smidge47 Female 18-29
    39 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 3:24 am
    I am so using the term whimsy flims now. Like, no one will know what I mean. But it sounds so much better than pen.
  41. Profile photo of supersassyk8
    supersassyk8 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 3:27 am
    This is so crap. If I ever use the term "wishy-washies" please pull out a `rooty-tooty point and shooty` and kill me...
  42. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 3:42 am
    "Slappy Ham"? , "wishy washies"????
  43. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 3:49 am
    Some people don`t have a sense of humour. Most of these were jokes.
  44. Profile photo of frylock
    frylock Female 13-17
    45 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:01 am
    Lol, lighten up people. Most of these obviously aren`t serious. Damn Brits getting all offensive.
  45. Profile photo of Sidragasum
    Sidragasum Male 18-29
    169 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:02 am
    I`m English and that was hilarious, slappy ham made me rofl.
  46. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:07 am
    For Scottish people:
    Face = Puss
    Fries = Lunch
    Chips = Dinner
    Blueberry Pancakes = Posh nosh
    Pen = Shiv
    Popsicle = Zoom

    lol
  47. Profile photo of Bananahammoc
    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    309 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:08 am
    Coming from the UK, this made me lol.

    and a popsicle isn`t a lollipop kpatient, it`s an ice lolly!
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:15 am
    Cookie = Chef
    Cart = Bit you bolt behind a horse
    Diaper = Kinky Adult Niche Market Toy
    Flashlight = Blunt Weapon
    Windshield Wipers = Makeshift Whip or Sword
    Face = The bit you don`t see doing it doggie
    Fries = Chinese Flies
    Chips = Gay 80s TV Cop Series with Ponch and John
    Blueberry Pancakes = Probably slang for dogging
    Pen = Mightier than the windshield wiper
    Popsicle = Freezer sex
    Gun = We don`t have these. What do they do?
  49. Profile photo of BeauGust
    BeauGust Male 18-29
    5 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:30 am
    Hahaha, why are Americans telling US to stop getting offended.
  50. Profile photo of hatface
    hatface Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Ha! I`m definitely using slappy ham from now on
  51. Profile photo of metalm0rgan
    metalm0rgan Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 4:40 am
    ROFL!

    rooty-tooty point and shooty - brilliant!

    Needless to say, this was a joke
  52. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:03 am
    We could add line/queue, truck/lorry (lorrie?), stroller/tram, trash/rubbish, bathroom/lou (loo?). The list goes on.

    My grandfather, London born and bred, used to have a few great sayings that I consider English, but might not be. My favorite: Why do you have ears? So you can see. Without ears, your hat would fall down over your eyes.
  53. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:17 am
    @number696969: Brilliant!! XD
  54. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:31 am
    USA: Sidewalk
    UK: Pavement

    USA: Liberate
    Rest of World: Invade
  55. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:33 am
    slappy ham?
  56. Profile photo of slimofswiv
    slimofswiv Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:37 am
    lol, never heard such bollocks in my life, besides, you need to remember who`s language it is ;-)
  57. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:44 am
    Thank you for RTP&S, which I`m taking onboard (who says English is a dying language) albeit not perhaps in the way intended, and thank you for an excuse to post Ms Klum at her finest.
  58. Profile photo of klaxor
    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:53 am
    @IRockYeah: Bold talk from a man whose continent once enslaved half of the world
  59. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 5:58 am
    "@IRockYeah: Bold talk from a man whose continent once enslaved half of the world"

    Yeah, but we called it what it was....Conquering. No sugar coating it there sweetcheeks
  60. Profile photo of Wiggle1111
    Wiggle1111 Male 18-29
    78 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:00 am
    British. Loled. Whimsy Flims, adopted to vocabulary.
    Also, British people do talk total jibberish most of the time.
    10 internets for anyone who can translate Wanger Sanger.
  61. Profile photo of pocketmoron
    pocketmoron Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:01 am
    Slappy ham? Do people really say that? Or is that more colloquial and people also say face?
  62. Profile photo of Wiggle1111
    Wiggle1111 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:08 am
    @Klaxor: Continent... lol.
  63. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:11 am
    lolz at the last one
  64. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:12 am
    Rooty-tooty point and shooty is now my favourite thing to say.
  65. Profile photo of sadieferret
    sadieferret Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:18 am
    This started making sense then just kept getting more comical! Here`s a few more:

    Bum - Hobo
    Fanny - Bum
    Soda - Coke
    Cup o`Joe - Coffee
    Health insurance - NHS ...
  66. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:20 am
    My god, I`ll be saying rootytootypintandshooty all friggin day now.
  67. Profile photo of MBillClinton
    MBillClinton Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:24 am
    drat the English.
  68. Profile photo of FAKEBACON
    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:28 am
    ROOTY TOOTY POINT AND SHOOTY! HAHA i actually lol`d
  69. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 6:32 am
    "drat the English."

    Ok, use your own frigging language then you haemorrhoid
  70. Profile photo of Turf_Moor
    Turf_Moor Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:35 am
    Fight the English to free England from the English
  71. Profile photo of Ratdog993
    Ratdog993 Female 18-29
    158 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:43 am
    Oh these are so inaccurate. Wikipedia has a better article on the differences.
  72. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:49 am
    erm. no.
  73. Profile photo of 83nu
    83nu Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:11 am
    Jam a scone up your dirtbox
  74. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:22 am
    I never call it a cart, I call it a thing holder...
  75. Profile photo of mick1015
    mick1015 Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:30 am
    Biscuit, trolley, nappy, torch, chips and crisps are correct. All the others are surely someone having a laugh (I lived in the UK until I was 23)
  76. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:35 am
    wtf, half of this is wrong. drating americans.
  77. Profile photo of jkfld
    jkfld Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:37 am
    The reason the "rooty-tooty point and shooty" is so funny is that it`s a ripoff of a brilliant Brian Regan bit.
  78. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2011 at 7:42 am
    JoeYC - "half of this is wrong. drating americans."

    How do you know Americans wrote it? Coulda been anybody.

    But, europe never misses a chance to bash the U.S. I shouldn`t spoil your fun.
  79. Profile photo of Crunchynoob
    Crunchynoob Male 18-29
    4 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 7:44 am
    this is some BS right here
  80. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:02 am
    I may start using the term "slappy ham" now. This list is largely bullpoo, but it`d make things far more interesting. :)
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Now I want pancakes.
  82. Profile photo of fivezones
    fivezones Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:14 am
    @Gerry1of1

    right on
  83. Profile photo of popsac
    popsac Male 18-29
    26 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Rooty Tooty point and Shooty is the funniest thing I`ve ever heard.
  84. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:40 am
    Rooty Tooty point and shooty, I think I just found my new favorite word. XD
  85. Profile photo of Spocom
    Spocom Female 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:40 am
    Most of this is stupid, but I will now make it official in the UK.
  86. Profile photo of davisboy
    davisboy Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:45 am
    You know, I really read the title of the link, I just saw a thumbnail of a pretty girl and had to click the link.
  87. Profile photo of AaronianKen
    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 8:50 am
    @frylock we`re taking it as a joke, but by the comments being left by some americans it seems they think we genuinely use these crazy terms - they`re asking and we`re answering is all
  88. Profile photo of ryanisrufus
    ryanisrufus Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 8:58 am
    The last 4 are bollocks but the rest are true enough
  89. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 9:00 am
    I think using the term "Rooty tooty point and shooty" would actually get you shot.
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 9:01 am
    The first 4 are correct, and the Chips and crisps ones are too, but the rest, ive never heard. theyre probly some misinformed person`s idea of roosterney rhyming slang.
  91. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 9:10 am
    British skeet shooting: throw a clammy roger and hit it with a rooty tooty point and shooty.
  92. Profile photo of Chojiro
    Chojiro Male 18-29
    247 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 9:12 am
    popsicle = lolly
    cookies = round biscuits
  93. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2011 at 9:32 am
    "some americans it seems they think we genuinely use these crazy terms"
    You don`t? Ever been in barney? "Yeah, that`s what I thought," he said smugly.

    For you american types `barney` means `in trouble`.
    Barney Rubble = Trouble.... get it.
  94. Profile photo of myusernamee
    myusernamee Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:01 am
    do americans seriously believe we use most of these terms? like `rooty tooty point and shooty` really?
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    fenners1906 Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:03 am
    I`m never calling it a gun again.
  96. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:13 am
    I`m pretty sure this was meant as a joke. You know, playing off the idea American`s have of quaint British slang. I started getting suspicious at wishy-washy but then it was obviously a joke at the last few.
  97. Profile photo of Decor
    Decor Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:16 am
    WTF? 1st four + chips + cripss yeah, but the rest...a 4 year old could give a better description!
  98. Profile photo of mamba
    mamba Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:19 am
    "British skeet shooting: throw a clammy roger and hit it with a rooty tooty point and shooty."

    you see, British grammar doesn`t work like that. Combining terms in this way usually results in the name of a sexual position.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:33 am
    wishy washy? yeah if ur 4, wtf
  100. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:41 am
    Yeah right-oh.Does bollocks come through the filter?
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    lazerdude Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Cookie/Biscuit and 1 or 2 others yeah. The rest... there`s no hope for humanity.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
    10 internets for anyone who can translate Wanger Sanger.
    I`ll have a stab. The direct translation would be "dick sandwich", so I`m gonna guess it`s either a hot dog or a spit-roast.
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    LycanMutt Female 18-29
    60 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
    I "har-ed" at slappy ham.
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    Skeezer1991 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 11:02 am
    The last one made me lol
  105. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    March 17, 2011 at 11:29 am
    Hahahahahaa that was awesome:D
  106. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2011 at 11:54 am
    If you go to a British Ihop and order a "rooty tooty point and shooty" they will put strawberries on your clammy rogers.
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Sorry, `we all know biscuit/cookie`? We have things called biscuits AND things called cookies. They are two different things. It should be biscuit/scone thing.
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    mosko Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    i wish we did speak like this, might start using slappy ham on the regular.
  109. Profile photo of Firebee
    Firebee Female 18-29
    55 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    People don`t seriously think we talk like that do they?
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    zwollf Female 18-29
    58 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    i thought that car park should be on there. To me thats like envisioning a bunch of cars with playground equiptment...not a regular parking lot. :)
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    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Ummmmmm...no?
  112. Profile photo of digbychicken
    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    this is hilarious we always say those things here like constantly!! jackasses
  113. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    I`m and American and I`ve ALWAYS used "rooty-tooty point and shooty." Doesn`t everyone?
  114. Profile photo of AsdaPrice
    AsdaPrice Male 18-29
    79 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    IF you think us Brits speak like that then you`re as retarded as we portray you Americans to be.

    Nuff said.
  115. Profile photo of crudson
    crudson Male 18-29
    589 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    Bully!
  116. Profile photo of Swerdfeger
    Swerdfeger Male 18-29
    65 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Ahahaha this is awesome.
  117. Profile photo of Im_Racist
    Im_Racist Male 70 & Over
    147 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    it sounds like the homo way to say all of the american things
  118. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
    839 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    as an english person, the only thing i can say is WTF?
  119. Profile photo of KingDragon
    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    It`s a P take AsdaPrice. Calm down. No one would belive that.

    I like how it`s mixed in with real ones though to add to the authenticity
  120. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    I like how all the Europeans are getting insanely defensive here. Successful troll is successful.
  121. Profile photo of yumyum1
    yumyum1 Male 18-29
    129 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    i just cant stop looking at the slappy ham! she`s so pretty!
  122. Profile photo of PfulHouse
    PfulHouse Male 30-39
    371 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Yay troll!
  123. Profile photo of tiggerwitch1
    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    i no longer say "gun"
  124. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    American English annoys me sometimes. Its like you`ve gone out of your way to come up with a different crappier word for something there was already a word for...
  125. Profile photo of Syris
    Syris Male 13-17
    219 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    American English annoys me sometimes. Its like you`ve gone out of your way to come up with a different crappier word for something there was already a word for...


  126. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    The "Queen`s English" annoys me sometimes. Its like you`ve gone out of your way to give stuff crappy names just so that Americans have to come up with less crappy names for them.
  127. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2080 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Brits = bad teeth and lousy food.
  128. Profile photo of vimo
    vimo Female 18-29
    3 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    well this is complete bull except 5 of them, not everyone in the uk has the cliche `british` accent in fact barely anyone does, and no-one ever or has ever yses words like `rooty tooty point and shooty` wtf america how closed minded are you?
  129. Profile photo of GasMaskKid
    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    I was annoyed by vimo`s post for a second, then I saw that she`s only made this post. It`s a joke, honey.
  130. Profile photo of Padiddle
    Padiddle Female 13-17
    192 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    ..I`ve never heard cold on a cob.

    I always thought it was "ice lolly."
  131. Profile photo of Caretta
    Caretta Male 18-29
    540 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    This entire thing entered my head in an Australian accent.
  132. Profile photo of HoorayForJay
    HoorayForJay Male 18-29
    36 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    SCfan, in that case, all americans are fat, god praising roostery little pooes.

    Get my drift?
  133. Profile photo of vimo
    vimo Female 18-29
    3 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm
    yeah i know its a joke but i just get annoyed whenever i tell anyone whos from america im from the uk they allways ask me to do stupid accents, sorry i didnt mean to sound so angry
  134. Profile photo of robotobunneh
    robotobunneh Female 18-29
    265 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Nigel Thornberry read that in my head. : D
  135. Profile photo of Rich606
    Rich606 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    This is brilliant. I`m forever telling people how I love to stuff my slappy ham with clammy rogers.

    SCfan, let`s not get into crass lazy stereotyping, I know it`s hard for you fat ignorant Yanks to avoid... ;)
  136. Profile photo of Angelista10
    Angelista10 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    6 of these are wtf lol
  137. Profile photo of TheGodofFail
    TheGodofFail Male 13-17
    126 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    Rooty-Tooty Point and Shooty made me lol. I could see it, a gang of "british" people.

    "alright men! Pull out your Rooty Tooty Point and Shooties, and we`ll teach these trencherans what-for!"
  138. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Absolutely correct. Why, only yesterday I had a most unpleasant altercation with a young ruffian who attached a cold on a cob and some clammy rogers to the wishy-washies on my Jag. The odourous villein was most disparaging about my attire and insistent on a bout of fisticuffs, so I took out my rooty tooty point and shooty to discourage him.
  139. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    ..I`ve never heard cold on a cob.

    I always thought it was "ice lolly."

    It is. This picture is a joke. Some of the English is correct (e.g. the thing for pushing your shopping around is a called a trolley here), but some are just made up for a laugh.
  140. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    WTF is a clammy roger? Sounds like a sordid sexual encounter in a sauna

    I`m thinking that it`s a play on Jammy Dodger.

    In case you don`t get those in the USA, it`s a brand name of a type of biscuit (cookie to you) that`s well known here.
  141. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    On a side note, what do you call biscuits, if you call cookies biscuits?

    An unsweetened scone is very similar to a USA biscuit. Not a sweetened scone - those are usually made roughly circular, cut in half and served cold with jam and cream as a form of cake. Unsweetened scones are savouries, like USA biscuits, and usually served hot cooked on top of a thick stew. If you look for images of "beef cobbler", you`ll see what I mean.
  142. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm
    "There are areas in the US where they call shopping carts "trolleys". Mostly in the South I think."

    actually, in the south they`re typically called `buggies`
  143. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    Aww, cute, some of the Brits are offended.


    Don`t worry, they`ll go back to hating on the USA tomorrow so you can continue your ultra hip anti-American attitudes then. :P
  144. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    Rooty-tooty point and shooty sounds delightfully fancy.
  145. Profile photo of mclovin973
    mclovin973 Male 18-29
    407 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm
    Wishy washy
  146. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    in the blackcountry (a region in central England) face=mush,
  147. Profile photo of alx-ndr
    alx-ndr Male 18-29
    95 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    lol family-guy-esque stereotyping of the English...
    FYI windscreen wipers and lollies are the British versions.

    We don`t really have blueberry pancakes here though...


  148. Profile photo of alx-ndr
    alx-ndr Male 18-29
    95 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    "Brits = bad teeth and lousy food."

    Free dental care on the National Health Service or on Health Insurance.
    Some of the best chefs in the world work and own restaurants in London...

  149. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    March 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    lawl. The American version of slappy ham would be masturbation.
  150. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 3:02 am
    Oh, some more....

    USA - Friendly fire
    UK - Killing allies

    USA - Collateral damage
    UK - Civilain deaths

    USA - We saved your asses in WW2
    UK - No you didnt
  151. Profile photo of queenofleon
    queenofleon Female 18-29
    56 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 5:24 am
    im british ... i call my face...my face! ... :O shocking ...
  152. Profile photo of Brucie76
    Brucie76 Male 30-39
    18 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 5:42 am
    Well, what can I say. Im just going to pop outside and take a drag from my fag. Im sure that can not be taken the wrong way in The USA can it??
  153. Profile photo of Lucky2u
    Lucky2u Male 18-29
    315 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 9:57 am
    @IRockYeah here are some more for you

    USA - Teeth
    UK - jagged yellow mini growths in the mouth

    USA - You`re right you totally could have taken Hitler on your own
    UK - Denial

    USA - kicked your ass with farmers in a revolution
    UK - *ignoring those years in history*

    USA - and then did it again in 1812
    UK - *ignoring those years too*

    USA - leader of the free world
    UK - can deny it all day every day, the USA still owns them
  154. Profile photo of buttsdowhat
    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Do they really call them wishy washies? That`s so cute if they do. Lol
  155. Profile photo of Gsmith8696
    Gsmith8696 Male 18-29
    2 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 11:24 am
    @Lucky2u
    A few points,
    1) Your second comment is wrong in the context you are using the insult, it should read:-
    UK - We totally could have taken Hitler alone
    USA - Denial
    2) The war of 1812 only had one clear loser and that was the native Americans, so your comment that you kicked our arses is a subjective point of view.
    3) It`s spelt arse not ass, you didn`t kick our Donkey now did you?
    4) The USA really isn`t the shining example of hope and freedom that you might idolise it to be, in so much as for nye on 20 years you have waged an embargo against Cuba, internationally recognised as being illegal. With the worlds greatest incarceration rate and highly questionable ethics when it comes to "homeland security", as long as the US citizens interests are approximated in your actions; you really have no remorse as to who suffers as a consequence. So you had probably best reword your final statement as I do not believe the term "free world"
  156. Profile photo of JackRyan21
    JackRyan21 Male 30-39
    2 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Wow Gsmith. Seem to have decided to ignore hundreds of years of your own history there. And in case you forgot, the UK got right behind old GW from the get go. Now, how would you like to proceed? As a ball less wanker who follows, or some amighty moral highhorse, which the UK clearly is not. Cuba seriously? Do we need to go back to the Falklands, or do you realize the irony or hypocrisy of your statements? Seeing that you are morally elite, I am sure you do. PS. That little retreat at Dunkirk WAS good enough proof of your ability to "handle Hitler" alone. The US was just bored. Plus you better be DAMN careful spouting out about highly questionable ethics, lest we start reviewing pages of UK history. DO us all a favor and shut it.
  157. Profile photo of JackRyan21
    JackRyan21 Male 30-39
    2 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    PPS: Lucky is an non-nice individual too.
  158. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Not sure how Cuba and the Falklands/Malvinas compares.. Don`t remember the UK arming a group of Falkland exiles, then telling them to retake the place, we`re right behind you.

    Kick our ass. Hee-haw!
  159. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    What a load of rubbish. Who made this translation up?
  160. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm
    UK Troll, Troll, Troll, Troll.
    USA - Nu huh
  161. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    It`s a shame that an amusing bit of fun prompted nationalist bigots to spew their prejudices into the comments.
  162. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    Wow Gsmith. Seem to have decided to ignore hundreds of years of your own history there.

    Wrong.

    You are making the entirely unreasonable assumption that Gsmith was posting the same nationalist prejudice that they was responding too but with the countries reversed, which they clearly weren`t doing.

    Or are you also a nationalistic bigot and thus so enraged at anyone pointing out the fact that the USA is not absolutely perfect in every respect and the divine almighty guardian of everywhere and everything good that you can`t think straight?
  163. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    March 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Do they really call them wishy washies? That`s so cute if they do. Lol

    No, we don`t really call them that. We call them windscreen wipers. This list has some real UK terms and some made up for a laugh.

    "wishy-washy" is sometimes used in the UK, but it refers to something insipid, weak and ineffective, a failure to stand for anything, dithering about.
  164. Profile photo of SherbertFizz
    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
    277 posts
    March 19, 2011 at 3:08 am
    It`s called the ENGLISH language for a reason, don`t butcher it and then tell us we`re wrong.
    Also, America you`re not the shining beacon for the rest of the world like you think. You`re more of the bratty little cousin that everyone humours.
    Also, what is up with your `football` all that padding and helmets grow a pair!
    Trolling over, that was fun.
  165. Profile photo of AustinJay
    AustinJay Male 18-29
    52 posts
    March 19, 2011 at 3:45 am
    You uk faggots cry a lot..lets see..how many this is why your fat america posts there are? Yeah...oh well dont go crying no one gives a poo
  166. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    There`s another one "faggots".



    Offaly good of you to point that out AJ, old fellow.
  167. Profile photo of Fleurdelis
    Fleurdelis Female 18-29
    14 posts
    March 20, 2011 at 12:01 am
    AustinJay, your argument might be somewhat more convincing if you could prove yourself to have a basic grasp of English grammatical rules and punctuation.
  168. Profile photo of codejunkie24
    codejunkie24 Male 18-29
    1 post
    March 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    Why are the comment strings always like this? Guys/Girls, England is like the USA`s mom, we wouldn`t be here without them, and I think they`ve probably appreciated our help a time or two as well. We need to work together and help each other out instead of picking at each other`s faults on internet articles that are supposed to be funny.
  169. Profile photo of wheresmyskul
    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
    247 posts
    March 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    I`m calling BS on "Face = Slappy Ham". But the rest are spot on! Especially the "Whimsy Flims Marks and Scribblers".
  170. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    March 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm
    UK, US... who cares...

    Go Canada. We bought a Tim Horton`s with us to KAF....what have you done?
  171. Profile photo of Dompatience
    Dompatience Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 13, 2011 at 2:59 am
    Ok i am English, have lived in England all my life and i can say i have never heard anyone use the "face=slappyham" "popcicle=cold on a cob" we also say pen too and gun. I assume that you mean English not British, Scottish, Welsh and irish people are also British and speak very differently to English people. ;)

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