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More Differences Between The US & The UK [Pic]

Hits: 36120 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: saintpatty
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AaronianKen
Male, 18-29, Europe
 99 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:06:04 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.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:03:54 AM
@MrYouKnow

Ah the irony that is your screenname.

Wait what did you think it was...
...a "napkin"?

Space_girl
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 634 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:01:01 AM
rooty tooty point and shooty

MrYouKnow
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1088 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:59:44 AM
I actually didn't know nappy is a diaper.

Wizensilver
Male, 13-17, Europe
 407 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:52:38 AM
That took me longer than it should have to realise it was a joke, oh dear ><

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10349 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:50:29 AM


Because Simon Cowel is NOT amused!



Niether is Patrick Stewart...



...nor for that matter Tommy Lee Jones.

Because ultimately:



CurlybackJoe
Male, 18-29, Australia
 222 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:47:10 AM
I like how in New Zealand we use a mix between the two.
Like chips/crisps = Chips
and fries/chips= Chips
:)

TBWRB
Male, 18-29, Europe
 50 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:46:01 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

BenTheBug
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1155 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:44:26 AM
There are areas in the US where they call shopping carts "trolleys". Mostly in the South I think.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12131 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:35:04 AM
MattPrince, Jesus wept, is she trying to take down some orbital satellites? Cause if so, those guns are pointing in the right direction.

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:19:11 AM
lol

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:15:17 AM



'Rooty tooty point and shooties'

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12131 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:13:12 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

ICantNameMe
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 34 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:11:44 AM

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:10:11 AM
Fanny Arse

kittilia
Female, 18-29, Western US
 503 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:06:59 AM
ice lolly? love! I will call 'em that from now on! thank youz bardockjerms.

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2104 Posts
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:01:10 AM
rooty-tooty point and shooty? literally lol'ed

IkeRay
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2724 Posts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:47:06 PM
the lack of smibbly bibbly bothers me

bardockjerms
Male, 18-29, Europe
 219 Posts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:46:51 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

manorrd
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3000 Posts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:42:24 PM
Phone - Dog

saintpatty
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 27 Posts
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 11:37:10 PM
Link: More Differences Between The US & The UK [Pic] [Rate Link] - 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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