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#1    danielost

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:18 AM

This will include som common words in use in the USA and translate to the queens english and some hummer.  The format will be american-qučens english. Add more you wish.

Hôod-bonnet, the front of the car.
Trunk-hood,  the back of the car.  Right here there is a problem.   They have their cars backwords.  No wonder the brits drive on the wrong side of the road.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:45 AM

Is 'hummer' American for 'humour'? Because hummer isn't just a person who hums, nor the slang for the vehicle, where I come from.

Edited by Likely Guy, 31 August 2013 - 04:49 AM.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:06 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 31 August 2013 - 04:45 AM, said:

Is 'hummer' American for 'humour'? Because hummer isn't just a person who hums, nor the slang for the vehicle, where I come from.

Oh it's slang for SOMETHING here, all right. Probably the same thing you are thinking of..... :yes:

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

View Postdanielost, on 31 August 2013 - 04:18 AM, said:

This will include som common words in use in the USA and translate to the queens english and some hummer.  The format will be american-quèens english. Add more you wish.

Hôod-bonnet, the front of the car.
Trunk-hood,  the back of the car.  Right here there is a problem.   They have their cars backwords.  No wonder the brits drive on the wrong side of the road.

I thought it usually trunk= boot, hence car boot sale.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

Stud american for a womens man of men. English- the queen.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

View Postdanielost, on 02 September 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

Stud american for a womens man of men. English- the queen.

Now you've completely lost me.

(and, what you call a 'trunk', the English call a 'boot')


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

Sorry, I have heard both for the trunk.  As for the other I am saying there are no studs in england except the queen.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:16 PM

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Soccer - Football
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:57 PM

I'm sure I left some out of my list below but it should be fairly comprehensive:


American English       British English

Drapes                                    Curtains

Water Faucet                          Water Tap

Sidewalk                                  Footpath or Pavement

Candy                                      Sweets

Fries                                        Chips

Daipers                                    Nappies

Gas                                          Petrol

Freeway                                   Motorway

Hood (of car)                            Bonnet

Trunk (of car)                           Boot

Shades (window)                     Blinds

Panties                                     Knickers

Bangs                                       Fringe

Fanny                                       Bottom/ass/bum

Pants                                        Trousers

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:08 PM

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

Yeah one of the funniest has to be Fanny.... that certainly doesn't mean your backside over here LOL.

And also "suspenders".  I hear of men wearing suspenders in the USA and it makes me giggle :)





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