Translation for my American Cousins: Wallet = Billfold
:rofl: that's funnyGeneral Confusion said:You know what they say, "England and the USA.....................two countries divided by a common language!!!!!":whistling:
Ah ok it was just interesting to me that e would say that, I mean tissues= Kleenex, bandage = band-aid (at least here in the states) but I never think train car= PullmanGeneral Confusion said:I would tend to call them 'Coaches' or 'Carriages'. Sometimes it depends on local dialects as well. I am a Cockney, originally from East London. ( I do a better accent than Dick Van **** did in Mary Poppins )
Right coach is a single deck busGeneral Confusion said:Tend to agree on some of those.
Band-Aid = Plaster (as in Sticking Plaster)
I also use coach for a single deck bus. Bus tends to refer to the double-deck London buses (short for Omnibus (look it up))
I tend to be bi-lingual as we spend a lot of time in Canada with my cousin and his wife. She was born there and he has lived there since he was four. I'm trying to teach her Cockney Rhyming Slang. Cockney rhyming slang - expressions and meanings which she is struggling with.
:rofl: who knows, I also say mate a lot. Our local police chief is a Brit and his nickname is mateGeneral Confusion said:If we carry on like this Mate, we may well succeed where others have failed in getting Brits and Americans to actually understand each other.
Canadians have yet another version of English. With some French influence depending on the region.General Confusion said:No need to hide. What always throws me is what my wife calls a handbag, my cousin calls a purse. What my wife calls a purse, my cousin calls a wallet.
Perhaps the Canadians are throwing a spanner (wrench) in the works:whistling:
Bugger Me!!!! It's getting confusing now.Canadians have yet another version of English. With some French influence depending on the region.
My colleague has a RHD Cherokee, it's fun to drive, exp with a dog in the passenger seat, you get weird looksGeneral Confusion said:Bugger Me!!!! It's getting confusing now.
Perhaps we should stick to Wranglers, at least that is a common language (except that mine is a right-hand-drive). :facepalm: