Same word different meaning!

@mummymo (23707)
March 11, 2007 9:04pm CST
Responding to a discussion started by my lovely friend Raydene (gotch back lol!) I realised that there are vertain words that are the same but have different meanings in different countries - eg f8nny means bottom in the us but is a rude word for womens genitalia in the uk, chips mean french fries in the uk but what the british would call crisps in the us! Do you know of any other words with different meanings in different countries - areas? Come on brighten up our day and make us smile!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Ok I'm up next. Loo in uk is toilet or potty in us I say shut your pie hole and uk says shut your gob Of course the Americans say them correctly and those funny talking(oh oh another discussion)uk folks dont Got to go I start another one. R
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
Never played tig on mylot before honey! Thanks for those will catch up soon!
@raydene (9875)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Mummymo It's fun Want to go another round? LOL Raydene
@raydene (9875)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Thanks hon R
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Crisps are potato chips in the US. When I used to buy crisps in Scotland they were "Smiths" and came unsalted with a little dark blue twist of paper with salt in it. Are they still around?
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Forgot..in Glasow a bird is a girl, a dolly is a girl, hen is sweetie or hun as an endearment, pea souper is fog, bumf is toiler paper, someone who is soft is mentally challenged.
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
Yep they are still around - they are called salt n shake!!! Thanks for that whiteheather - it's not just Glasgow!! Doll is a common expression - well with me anyway - it just means sweetie or dear! xxx
@weemam (13377)
13 Mar 07
I call my granddaughters doll lol xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
12 Mar 07
yes this words for for f8nny means the same in Australia as well, we call french fries chips, yes one of them I know is ketchup in America while we call it tomato sauce also side walk in the us but we call it footpath.
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
We call it pavement in the uk! Thanks Kathy x
@fishwife (113)
12 Mar 07
u knew this one was coming....i wonder what FART gets called in other countries...lol...love u babes.xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
The intellectual discussion level is raised again Sweetheart!!! lol Surprised you don't know - you're the expert;-o love you too x
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 07
We call them biscuits USA call them cookies We call them sweets USA call them candy We call them nappies USA call them diapers We call them lifts USA call them elevators We call it petrol USA calls it gas or gasoline
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
Thanks Wolfie its amazing that the Americans say they talk English sometimes!!!! lol Thanks for those xxx
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 07
Hahahaha well I don't know any but this has started something now lol. I thought you where going straight to bed after work lol. Love and Hugs xxx
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
I was, I was I just couldn't go to bed without a quick play!!!! Big hugs
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
lets see.......Well, we call them sausages and they call them 'bangers' We call grass sod and they call an idiot sod.(I think) We call a football a football and the rest of the world calls a soccer ball a football. We call an apple in a tree an apple and a potato in the ground a potato and the French call a potato an apple in the ground. we call an orange an orange and the French call it l'orange......Whoa, that was too close for comfort.
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@mummymo (23707)
12 Mar 07
lol Thanks for those ironstruck!
@weemam (13377)
13 Mar 07
As I said in another discussion what is meant by F*G in America, well I was in Blackpool years ago and asked for a poke( a brown paper bag ) to put my sons sweets in and the look of disgust I got was unbelievable , I didn't have any idea that's what it meant lol xx
@mummymo (23707)
13 Mar 07
You have to stop making me laugh at night time - nearly woke the kids up!!! x
@weemam (13377)
13 Mar 07
oops sorry but you do the same with me and then I have to tell hubby he says we are both mad cheeky sod lol xx dinna tell him but i think hes right pmsl