Changing Words Across tHE pOND

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  1. Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    As someone who has spent time in both the U.S and the U.K I have noticed words that meanings change quite dramatically depending on what country your in so I thought I would list a few I thought you might find interesting.

    Word - U.S meaning - U.K meaning
    Teddy - a peice of lingerie - a stuffed animal / Cuddly Toy
    Stuffed Animal - a teddy - a taxidermied pet
    Pants - trousers - underwear
    Fanny - bum - vagina

    also swear / curse words have different impacts depending on where you are

    H*ll - a curse / swear word in the U.S but not in the U.K

    B*gg*r - doesnt get used in the U.S one of the worst curse / swear words in the uk

    B*st*rd - general use in the U.S one of the worst curse / swear words in the U.K

    theres a load more but I'm just not sure how many i can get away with so i will leave it there but yeah I thought you might just be interested
     
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  2. Apollo Registered

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    i thought Bum was a Butt.
     
  3. Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    bum means butt yes as does fanny unless i seriously misunderstood the term "fanny pack"
     
  4. Apollo Registered

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    fanny pack

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    yeah its what i thought it was ... thank god
     
  6. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Since when does fanny mean vagina?
     
  7. deemar325 Registered

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    What about the two fingers for brits and the middle finger for US
     
  8. Abaddon Watching

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    teddy's are stuffed animals here too.:huh:
     
  9. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    I need to buy my g/f some Teddy's here and then take her to London and have Fanny secks:huh:
     
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    Oh and my favorite is *** = Cigarette
     
  11. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    In Australia "fanny" is a nick name for vagina, that little pack displayed on the above pic is called a "bumbag" over here.
     
  12. Argyle of Sock Registered

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    It took me like three minutes of thinking to figure out what word this one even was.
     
  13. Drizzle Yesferatu

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    [​IMG]
    "Oh, bugger."
     
  14. Apollo Registered

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    is it true that the pinky finger in china is like the middle finger in the USA?
     
  15. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Bugger isn't a swear word.
     
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    You Broomhead!
     
  17. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Bloody is...
     
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    is it really? then why do they say bloody in all the harry potter movies?
     
  19. Avangarde Avan a Good Time

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    Well that depends on which context it is used, "Bloody Hell" is pretty loose over here anyway.
     
  20. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    Same way we get away with saying hell, @ss, s***, in some PG and most PG-13 movies.
     
  21. Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    atleast in the south of england fanny has meant vagina for longer tan i can remember

    the two finger thing means up yours, the middle finger thing means f*** you
     
  22. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    teddy means both in both countries. i made up taxidermied to refer to stuffed animals, but that's just me.
     
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    What does "Bob is your uncle" translate to in the U.S.?
     
  24. Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    i coudnt really think of an estute definition but i found these

    Bob's your uncle

    there you go/it will be done and sorted

    to run a ps2 game you put in in the games console and bob's your uncle

    Bob's your uncle



    Well, its used to say "And there you go. That simple"

    I have no idea where it come from.

    Click that there, and bobs your uncle!

    from
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=your+uncle+bob's

    its just one of those phrases with a fairly loose meaning like "it"
     
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    thanks.
     

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