Words Brits use that Americans don't?

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Candy Gal, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Outdoor Sport

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    Kind of like marching to a different drummer
     
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  2. Outdoor Sport

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    Or off in la la land
     
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  3. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Oh yes.

    Round the twist
     
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  4. Too many to respond to each, so a group Like. How do you like them apples?
     
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  5. Outdoor Sport

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    It’s funny that we all know what knickers are but nobody ever uses the word. In fact when I hear an American say knicker my first thought is the sound that a horse makes which is different than a neigh or a whinny
     
  6. Knickers and arse are two of my favorite British words. I sometimes use them myself.
     
  7. Candy Gal

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    We also have knackers.
    Gone to the knackers yard.
    I think that is where they sent old horses
     
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  8. fem_fatale

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    My favorite is the different use of the word “fanny “ . A simple slap on the fanny here is sexual assault there. Hahaha
     
  9. Candy Gal

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    Oiy cheeky girl. A fanny is a vagina in the UK. Lol
     
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  10. Outdoor Sport

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    Kind of brings a whole new thought to the item called a Fanny pack
     
  11. Candy Gal

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    We don't have them. Lol
    We used to have bum bags.
     
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  12. Outdoor Sport

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    I guess that’s better than a baggy bum lol
     
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  13. fem_fatale

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    “ kiss my fanny “ also takes on a whole new meaning.
     
  14. Outdoor Sport

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    For sure
     
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  15. Candy Gal

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    You naughty girl. Lol
     
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  16. WOLF ANGEL

    WOLF ANGEL Senior Member - A Fool on the Hill HipForums Supporter

    “I'm knackered!” meaning: “I'm tired.”
     
  17. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Butt is also used for archery target practise.
     
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  18. Candy Gal

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    Naff meaning not impressed
     
  19. Candy Gal

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    Scouse words and phrases that will never get old

    Queen
    One for the old school scousers but its making a comeback! There’s nothing more lovely than hearing your nan, mum, aunties and basically any woman older than you, call you Queen. What a privilege.
     
  20. Candy Gal

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    Me Mum and R Baby
    It’s not possible to simply say…’yes mum will have a glass of prosecco too’ in scouse. It’s more like ‘Me mum said she’ll have a glass of prosecco as well’. And Our Baby! ‘Awww have you seen our baby in her new school uniform?’ ‘Did you see our baby dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween.’ We truly take ownership of out family, that’s what we call love.
     
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