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11. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5088 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

cookies are biscuits.

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

fancy dress vs costume party
americano vs filter coffee
champ vs mashed potatoes
baps vs rolls or buns (or naughty derivatives of)
telly vs TV
pram vs stroller or baby carriage
trainers vs (casual) shoes

We should start a dictionary!

13. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Interesting post... just to clarify, a schooner is not exactly the same as a pint (425ml v 550ml or so) but on the topic of beer, in Australia we are seeing the emergence of this horrible thing called the schmiddie which is lost in limbo somewhere between the middy and schooner....

My favourite one and the one that amuses me the most it 'the thong'... over here we put them on our feet (like flip flops I guess)..

14. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

There you go - another one :
The thong vs the G-string!

15. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

bog vs. toilet
root vs. root

16. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

vest vs. waistcoat

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Elevator vs lift
Thongs vs flip, flops
Unit vs apartment

18. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

why is a foreigner (westerner)called "farang" in thailand,"barang" in Cambodia, and "mat salleh" in Malaysia.

19. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

why is a foreigner (westerner)called "farang" in thailand,"barang" in Cambodia, and "mat salleh" in Malaysia.

and many other terms in chinese dialects too!

20. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting AlexT

My favourite one and the one that amuses me the most it 'the thong'... over here we put them on our feet (like flip flops I guess)..

This is what i find really funny, throughout my trip most of us english people were saying flip flops and our guide was like there THONGS.

Someone said if you went up to a woman in england and said show us your thongs he'd prob get a slap (that's prob not funny but you had to be there!!)

I kept yaking away and everynow and then people would say whats a ... (whatever i had said,) i can't remember some of the things i was saying...it just got me everytime!