Words Brits use that Americans don't?

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

  1. Longstone

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    And Fanny’s your aunt
     
  2. Longstone

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    Thank you. Sautering/soddering drives me wild. There’s a l there so use it! Like soldiering but without the first i
     
  3. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    what gets my goat is ..... on this occasion!
     
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  4. Totally Yoda

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  5. Longstone

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    In English English at least, that term hasn’t been used for many years. Butts are mounds of earth used as targets. These days, it’s simply a target on a stand, no butts needed
     
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  6. Candy Gal

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    clever dick lol
     
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  7. Longstone

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    I have as it happens ;)
     
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  8. Candy Gal

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  9. Longstone

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  10. Candy Gal

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    You are making me larf. x
     
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  11. Longstone

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    It’s a rare talent but I do try
     
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  12. Candy Gal

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    you are as crazy as me. lol
     
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  13. Longstone

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    I’ll take that as a huge compliment. You must be a sexy bugger too
     
  14. marcco

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    fender = bumper
     
  15. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Huh, bragging again !!! - The 'Long Man of Wilmington' is more that 100 metres tall and his manhood is approximately 20 metres - I'm sure your manhood is not more that 20 metres tall !!!
     
  16. marcco

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    boot = trunk
     
  17. oldguynurse

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    US: small, fiddly stuff. UK: gubbins ( I watch a considerable number of UK programs here in the US )
     
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  18. oldguynurse

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    "...what gets my goat is..."

    Here in the Southern states of the US, mostly in the rural, backwoods areas, there are a lot of 'anglo-saxon' phrases still in use. That's one of them.
     
  19. oldguynurse

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    I'm gonna get stomped on for this, but:

    "Canada could have had British culture, French food, and American technology.
    Instead, they wound up with British food, French technology, and American culture."
     
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  20. Candy Gal

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    we are all cwazy
     

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