Ok I know this is kinda sad but it's 00:40 (that's 12:30 in morning!) and i'm waiting for my sister to come in from baby-sitting so i've been messing about on the net & made this list of words & how they differ between american-english & english-english! Some are totally irrelevant, some are interesting!
(us) (uk)
mint patties-after dinner mints
sleepers - baby grows
cookie-biscuit
hood-bonnet
trunk-boot
q-tip-cotton wool bud
dew rag-bandana
cellophane tape-cellotape
check-cheque
drug store-chemist
center-centre
color-colour
pants-trousers
panties-knickers
cornstarch-cornflour
zucchini-courgette
soda crackers-cracker biscuits
potatoe chips-crisps
drapes-curtains
pacifier-dummy
garbage cans-dustbins
milk bag-freezer bag
skillet-frying pan
waxed paper-grease proof paper
broiler-grill
eavestrough-guttering
dicker-haggle
bobby pin-hair grip
purse-handbag
jelly-jam
jello-jelly
catsup-ketchup
shortening-lard
mailbox-letter box
popsicle-lolly
diapers-nappies
liquor store-off licence
sidewalk-pavement
gasoline-petrol
gum-eraser
garbage-rubbish
shoestrings-shoe laces
shower stall-cubicle
club soda-soda water
decals-stickers
baby nipple-teat
faucet-tap
lumber-timber
straight-neat
pregnant-up the duff (slang!!)
high school-secondary school
kindergarten-nursery

liz (the geek!)
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replied September 23rd, 2004
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the Aussie Version...
It's just after 10am fri here.. I added the aussie version...
(us) - (uk) -- (aust)

mint patties-after dinner mints -- after dinner mints
sleepers - baby grows -- wondersuits
cookie-biscuit -- biscuit
hood-bonnet -- bonnet
trunk-boot -- boot
q-tip-cotton wool bud -- cotton tip
dew rag-bandana -- bandana/scarf
cellophane tape-cellotape -- sticky tape
check-cheque -- cheque
drug store-chemist -- chemist/pharmacy
center-centre -- centre
color-colour -- colour
pants-trousers -- pants
panties-knickers -- underpants/undies
cornstarch-cornflour -- cornflour
zucchini-courgette -- zucchini
soda crackers-cracker biscuits -- biscuits/cracker biscuits
potatoe chips-crisps -- chips
drapes-curtains -- curtains
pacifier-dummy -- dummy
garbage cans-dustbins -- garbage cans
milk bag-freezer bag -- freezer bag
skillet-frying pan -- frying pan
waxed paper-grease proof paper -- greaseproof
broiler-grill -- grill
eavestrough-guttering -- guttering
dicker-haggle -- what the???
Bobby pin-hair grip -- bobby pin
purse-handbag -- handbag
jelly-jam -- jam
jello-jelly -- jelly
catsup-ketchup -- tomato sauce
shortening-lard -- lard
mailbox-letter box -- mailbox
popsicle-lolly -- iceblock
diapers-nappies -- nappies
liquor store-off licence -- bottle shop
sidewalk-pavement -- footpath
gasoline-petrol -- petrol
gum-eraser -- rubber/eraser
garbage-rubbish -- garbage/rubbish
shoestrings-shoe laces -- shoelaces
shower stall-cubicle -- shower
club soda-soda water -- soda water
decals-stickers -- stickers
baby nipple-teat -- teat
faucet-tap -- tap
lumber-timber -- timber
straight-neat -- neat
pregnant-up the duff (slang!!) -- either!
High school-secondary school -- see below...
Kindergarten-nursery -- in this state it's preschool at age 4, then grades 1-7 at primary school, grades 7 - 12 (usually until age 17 or 1Cool at high school, then uni/tafe or job.
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replied September 23rd, 2004
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Thanks ladies that is cool!!
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replied September 23rd, 2004
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Re: American-english
Here are some I disagree with and why.
(us) (uk)
mint patties-after dinner mints - we have both. Mint patties are soft mint covered in chocolate and after dinner mints are crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth mints.
Dew rag-bandana - we have both. A do rag is only worn on the head and only to cover hair, but when worn other places, its a bandana. And sometimes its a bandana even when on the head, like when worn by a biker.
Drapes-curtains - drapes is just a fancy name for curtains. I call them curtains more often than drapes!
Milk bag-freezer bag - I have no idea what a milk bag is!!
Skillet-frying pan - I use frying pan more than skillet, but they are both the same thing.
Broiler-grill - if you're talking about the thing that sits outside that you cook meat on, I call it a grill. I've never heard it called a broiler.
Eavestrough-guttering - I say gutters. I've never heard of eavestrough.
Dicker-haggle - again, I say haggle.
Jelly-jam - jelly and jam are the same thing!!
Catsup-ketchup - here you see this 50/50. I like ketchup better.
Shoestrings-shoe laces - again 50/50.
Club soda-soda water - again 50/50
decals-stickers - decals only when it is official, like registering a car. Sticker if its ornamental.
Straight-neat - the same thing
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replied September 24th, 2004
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I wanted to add a few erin didn't already have.

Pants-- trousers (i say both)
purse-- handbag (both)
shortening-- lard (both, but usually lard even though I think it's gross)
sidewalk-- pavement (both)
gum-- eraser (thing on top of a pencil? Eraser. Stuff that I chew? Gum.)
faucet-- tap (both)
lumber-- timber (both)
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replied September 24th, 2004
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Ok scots slang

steamin, fleein, pished : drunk
diddy:idiot
ned: common person but stands for non educated delinquent but many people fall under the catagory of ned

aye: yes
fugly: fu$%ing ugly lol
having a barney: having a fight
ragin: angry
cracking:excellant
ya dancer: fantastic
edgy: keep a look out
the dancin: clubbing
beastie: insect

i I think of more I will add some
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replied September 24th, 2004
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We say fugly in america too.
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replied September 24th, 2004
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Mint patties-we have both after dinner mints and mint patties......One is a lolly to refresh your mouth after a meal the other is a chocholate covered soft sweet......
Sleepers - baby grows -- wondersuits aka bonds suit
cookie-biscuit -- biscuit aka bickie
pants-trousers -- pants slacks
garbage cans-dustbins -- ottos
broiler-grill -- bbq if your talking about the out doors kind grill inside
dicker-haggle -- barter
shortening-lard -- fat
mailbox-letter box -- letter box
garbage-rubbish -- garbage/rubbish trash
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replied September 24th, 2004
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Down south english::

aint cha--aren't you
didya- did you
woodjie-would you?
Couldja-could you
yonder- over there

you's might be some redneck if...
*you's've eva' used some laundromat as some mailin' address.

*you've been married three times
and still have the same in-laws

*you think taco bell is
the mexican phone company

*if you can burp
and say your name at the same time,
you're shur'nuff a redneck.

*you think a quarter horse is
a ride out in front of the wal-mart.

*you think safe sex is a padded headboard

*your grandfather died and left everything to his widow.
But she can't touch it until she's fourteen.

*you think fast food is hitting a possum at 65 mph

*you can get dog hair from out of your belly button

*you have a bumper sticker that says,
"my mother's an honor student
at south little rock jr. High."

*fifth grade was the best six years of your life.

*a seven course meal is a bucket of kfc and a sixpack.

*your dad walks you to school because
you are both in the same grade

*the halloween pumpkin on your front porch has more teeth than your wife.

Okay thtas enough..Lol, didnt have anythign to do with the subject either but o well
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replied September 24th, 2004
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Lets see if u english chappies understand this

these are "redneck" medical terms::

don't get offended, these were written by rednecks)



artery......................The study of paintings.
Benign......................What you be after you be eight.
Bacteria....................Back door to cafeteria.
Barium......................What doctors do when patients die.
Cesarean section............A neighborhood in rome.
Cat scan.....................Searching for kitty.
Cauterize...................Made eye contact with her.
Coma........................A punctuation mark.
Dilate......................To live long.
Enema.......................Not a friend.
Fester......................Quicker than someone else.
Fibula......................A small lie.
Hangnail....................What you hang your coat on.
Impotent....................Distinguished, well known.
Labor pain..................Getting hurt at work.
Medical staff...............A doctor's cane.
Morbid......................A higher offer than I bid.
Nitrates....................Cheaper than day rates.
Node........................I knew it.
Pelvis......................Second cousin to elvis.
Post operative..............A letter carrier.
Rectum......................Darn near killed him.
Seizure.....................Roman emperor.
Tablet......................A small table.
Tumor.......................More than one.
Urine.......................Opposite of you're out
varicose....................Near by
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replied September 24th, 2004
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Hahahaha those are hillarious! I love it!
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Re: American-english
To add to erin's

(us) (uk)
mint patties-after dinner mints - we have both. Mint patties are soft mint covered in chocolate and after dinner mints are crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth mints.

*uk after dinner mints are soft chocolate covered mints - mint imperials are hard crunchy melt in the mouth mints

broiler-grill - if you're talking about the thing that sits outside that you cook meat on, I call it a grill. I've never heard it called a broiler.

*uk outside grill is a barbeque

jelly-jam - jelly and jam are the same thing!!

*uk jelly and jam most definately are not the same thing - jam is a firm fruit puree, set usually in jars. Jelly is made from gelatine and flavoured - melt in boiling water and let set in a bowl, yummy on its own or with ice-cream Laughing
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Jelly and jam are not the same thing! We have both in america. Jelly is just made from juice and jam is made from the whole fruit. So, they are not the same and we have both in america.
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Dont yall also call cigerettes !**@!?!
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replied September 25th, 2004
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!**@!, ciggies, ciggarettes, ash sticks, nicotine sticks, cancer sticks.
Call em what you will - i'm reformed nearly 18months no smoking! Wink
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Congrats I tried but its not working..Too much stress, need to find another way to deal!
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Himself is a non smoker - never has.
And we were spending so much time together I kept thinking I should quit.
Then I changed jobs I had one ciggie left for my first day and then nothing and no money - 6 weeks til I was gonna get paid (monthly pay, month in arrears so 6 weeks in I got 2 weeks money)
so I thought well, i've done 6 weeks and everyone here presumes I therefore don't smoke, so there was no peer pressure to go have a fag break with anyone, and that was it - cold turkey I guess. I smoked from pre-teens. I used to nick my dads and copy him - sad I know.
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replied September 25th, 2004
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Some are wrong likkee..

Drapes-curtains
skillet-frying pan
broiler-grill
catsup-ketchup
shoestrings-shoe laces
decals-stickers
faucet-tap
dew rag-bandana

... Theyre not "wrong" its just that we use both

<3
gaby
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replied September 25th, 2004
Down here in the south a faucet/tap is called a spigot!
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replied September 25th, 2004
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I call cigarettes fag, just for effect though. That reminds me of an episode of family guy....
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