Posted April 10th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Last edited by Saruman; April 10th, 2012 at 09:52 PM
That's what they mean to me.
But the average American (who has not traveled to the UK) might answer
bum: someone who makes no effort to provide an honest living for himself or his family, or as a verb...to "borrow" a cigarette or a light
car boot: a device that clamps on an illegally parked car to prevent its removal until it can be towed to a police lot
tap: could also be a light touch...or a kind of dance
holiday: a special occasion like Christmas or Thanksgiving, one day only
chips: what you call crisps
No crisps, no car bonnets over here...never heard of motorways until I drove in Britain....but "roundabouts" are FINALLY appearing here!!!!
A few more not touched on yet, I don't think...
In the UK, when you relocate, you use a "removals" firm while we use a "moving line/company".
(Here, if something is removed, it's usually gone forever!")
We "hire" people to work for us, but "rent" a car.
We have "speed bumps" and "crossing guards", while you have "sleeping policemen" and "Lollipop ladies"....or used to, at least.