english or american?

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  1. jols

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    just read the end of a thread and it started to talk about the difference between the languages.

    is there anything that we brits say that makes you laugh or you dont understand the meaning of?

    id be glad to help:D
     
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    How do you spell 'tomato'?
     
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    same way as you do.

    are you taking the micheal?
     
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    Whats up with the "U" in color. Madness!
     
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    As a Brit that has lived in the US for 20 years, I get more a kick out of talking to my family and hearing things, more so then hearing things in the US dialect.

    Zed=Z
    Chips=Fries
    going to hospital/store/etc...=never say THE hospital, THE store...
    Donky's years=long time
    Fort Night=2 weeks
    ****er=I just love ****er
    Bullocks=Bulls**T or sometimes balls
    Hob=Oven
    Bonnet=Hood
    Lorey=Truck
    Boot=Trunk
     
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    Hey what about NOT having it!! :confused: :greenpbl:
     
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    Why-aye man, Ah canna understand why the Americans find it hard te understand weh english
     
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    lol
     
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    The "U" in colour is Canadian from "couleur" in French. We don't speak the same language as you "yanks" or "brits" in English. We also don't speak the same French as those in France either. Our French is older and better.

    skieur
     
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    I think the sentence

    "I'm wearing a skirt today, and no pants."

    would be interpreted very differently in English and American, right?

    An what about

    (English - American)
    pissed = drunk
    pissed off = really angry / pissed
    arse = ass
    ass = donkey
     
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    oh, and the word "buns" rings a bell somehow...

    and a pint in the US is alot smaller than in the UK.
     
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    If it's from Canada, it must be better.:er:

    lol
     

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