Same word different meaning!
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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• 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
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.
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