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What was it called the last time you saw it?

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21. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 11y

A "pantry" to me is what a "kitchenette" is to my colleagues.

22. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

A flat vs. an apartment
sweets vs. candy
autumn vs. fall
cinema vs. movie

I've often thought about it, cause I learned UK English from age 5-9 in England and then US English in school in Iceland from 9 upwards..
Also the letter z is "zed" in England and "zee" in America..

23. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 11y

I like how england seems to be the only place to call a courgette a courgette, eveywhere else calls it a zuccini!!!i think zuccini is much more a cool word!

24. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

OOOhh.... I just remembered another one..

fag meaning cigarette/homosexual male

25. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

hen party vs bachelorette party
flat-mate vs room-mate


26. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

flat-mate vs room-mate

Well, apartment-mate would just sound silly...

27. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Oh angela that reminded me of something i kept saying in Oz-bloke(s), they were all like...what?? hehe!!

I love the language blips!

28. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 11y

I really like this one, see how many of you have heard it.

Bin Leggy vs. homeless person, Bin meaning trash can

Leg it- meaning to run away

More to add to meaning of Pants- you can say that something IS Pants, that it is crap or Bollox meaning the same or Dogs Bollox meaning cool or awsome.

Football vs. American Football, yes there is a difference, quite a big one!

Mack truck vs. lorry vs 18 wheeler

bum vs. butt

subway vs. tube

29. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 11y

slip is mens unddies(in spain) no wonder there confused!!!

30. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

Quoting SuperBrat

Beanie vs a woolly hat

It's a tuque, get it right!

The word "fanny" means something a little different in England, so please do not use a "fanny-pack"!

chips vs crisps vs french fries