23 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S.

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Here in the United States, we speak the same language as our ye old predecessors in Great Britain, but we don’t always speak it the same way. So, we asked our oh-so British receptionist, Ryan Lovett, to give us a crash course in some of the more notable discrepancies.

Here are 20 words (along with some accompanying Bigstock images) that have pretty different meanings in Great Britain than they do in the U.S. 

1. Jumper

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2. Trainer

 

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3. Pants

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4. Bird

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5. Bog

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6. Rubber

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7. Braces

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8. Trolley

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9. Chips

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10. Coach

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11. Biscuit

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12. Shag

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13. Dummy

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14. Lift

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15. Hooker

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16. Flannel

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17. Football

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18. Hamper

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19. Vest

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20. God Save the Queen!

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21. HOOTERS

 

     U.S.                                                                                                              BRITAIN

 

 

 

 

22. PISSED

      U.S.                                                                                                     BRITAIN

 

    

 

23. FANNY

 

                                        U.S.                                                                             BRITAIN

 

                          

 

 

 


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