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31. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Quoting mtlgal

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

A fanny-pack is a bum-bag in the UK....

32. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

I love the look of horror and disgust when you say you ask where the "toilet" is when in America!!!!Whys it called the "Bathroom" theres no bath in a public toilet!!!!

33. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

There is also the whole eraser/rubber, rubber/condom deal..

34. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

and the pronunciation of "route" between some English and Americans!

35. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

this list could go on forever...
through/thru
and the pronunciation of herb, with or without an "h"

36. Posted by s_hoot (Respected Member 497 posts) 10y

I agree with the post about calling it a bathroom here in the States, I never thought of it until i moved to England for three years and started calling it a "toilet", i like toilet better. also, what about Restroom, i dont go into the toilet to Rest and there are never any couches or chairs in them, unless you are in a womans "restroom", not saying that I have been in one just heard from some of my lady friends that some of them do;)

How about ASDAs in England, owned by Wal Mart but nothing like a real one, Too organized to have Wal Mart written on it anywhere?? Never did like them.

37. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Well, Iceland (the shop) doesn't sell Icelandic stuff... It sells frozen stuff..

38. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting Twinkle

I love the look of horror and disgust when you say you ask where the "toilet" is when in America!!!!Whys it called the "Bathroom" theres no bath in a public toilet!!!!

........or powderroom....restroom....potty...john.....and I have never powdered, or rested in a single one of them ;)

39. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

or...pissed? In the U.S. it means angry...everywhere else it means sauced, tanked, lit, drunk, snockered, sh*t-faced...etc....

40. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Quoting SuperBrat

And my favourite -"a pint" vs "a schooner" vs "a mug"!

AFAIK, a pint is not quite equal to a schooner. A schooner is closer to a pot, as we would call them in Victoria. Incidentally, don't they also have pints in Sydney?

Don't use the word schooner in Victoria btw.. here we call them pints and pots respectively.