Words Brits use that Americans don't?

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

  1. nudistguyny

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    diaper In the States Nappy in England
     
  2. nudistguyny

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    Camping and hiking In the US- Tramping in the UK
     
  3. WOLF ANGEL

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

    - Have to say that's a new one on me
     
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  4. WOLF ANGEL

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    Dogsbody:
    Meaning. Someone who carries out menial tasks on another's behalf; a drudge (US: grunt)
     
  5. WOLF ANGEL

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    Dodgy:
    Meaning, unsound, unstable, and unreliable (US: sketchy). 'That bloke over there looks a bit dodgy'
     
  6. WOLF ANGEL

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    The dog's bollocks:
    Vulgar term for something deemed to be excellent or top quality, - Sometimes just "the bollocks." (US: the shit). In polite company this phrase may be toned down to "The mutt's nuts",
    ... >
     
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  7. WOLF ANGEL

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    < ....
    "Bee's knees",/"The Cat's whiskers":
    Polite term to above = Something excellent or top quality.
     
  8. WOLF ANGEL

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

    Bugger all
    Meaning little or nothing at all; "I asked for a pay rise and they gave me bugger all"; "I know bugger all about plants"; US: zip, jack or (offensive) jack shit.
     
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  9. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Tramping is what they call bushwalking in NZ.
     
  10. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Hobo in the USA is a tramp in the UK.
     
  11. nudistguyny

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    I might be wrong. I know that is what they call it in New Zealand. And a lot of their wording comes from the UK
     
  12. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    Nah we have Glamping
     
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  13. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Glamping is luxury camping in NA. Kinda missing the point of camping IMO.
     
  14. Vladimir Illich

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    There are some of us who prefer our 'creature comforts' to lying on a damp, soggy ground, being eaten alive by resident insects matey.
     
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  15. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    Do they have squally winds?
     
  16. marcco

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    change the record ,,,meaning shut up and talk about something else
     
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  17. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    On the blower - On the phone
     
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  18. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter


    To whom are you addressing your remarks ??? - if you mean me - you can urinate elsewhere !!!
     
  19. marcco

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    knocked of ..meaning stolen ,or stolen goods for sale
     
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  20. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Supporters Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    Or fell off a back of a lorry. lol
     

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