In the Interests of Unity Between us Brits and You Yanks...

by creativhoney 221 Replies latest jw friends

  • zombie dub
    zombie dub
    "Re Ninja saying he "stays in a close", this is unique to Scotland, in England we would just say "I live in a...." well, actually, we don't have closes down here either.

    We live on the same island and we can't agree. Never mind the differences between England and the U.S!'

    MM - we say close in England too, you can call a cul-de-sac a close (in the Midlands anyway)

  • restrangled

    What most Brits sound like when they get going.....

    and yes I realize these guys are probably irish, but it sounds the same!!!!!

  • beksbks

    Ok Sacolton, but how much do you think you would understand if you were hanging out with a bunch of urban kids in America?

  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    double post.

  • Sad emo
    Sad emo

    Re "knocking you up in the morning" - this goes back to the days before alarm clocks and when folks had to get up really early to go to work in the factories and mills. Someone - a 'knocker-upper' - would be employed to go round the houses with a long pole so they could tap on bedroom windows to wake everyone up in time.

  • creativhoney

    @MRSJONES LOL at Hugh Lawrie - yes that is so how english are portrayed - like charming hugh grant!

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse
    MM - we say close in England too, you can call a cul-de-sac a close (in the Midlands anyway)

    Aye but in Scotland "a close" is the staircase of the tenement.

  • beksbks

    Isn't this how all British women are?

  • poppers

    Nobody has mentioned "nappies" yet - diapers, right? I first heard that word in the movie Love Actually. Another word I learned from that movie was knob/nob - male sex organ.

  • flipper

    Let's see- I guess when you say in Britain " I wanna shag " - it doesn't mean you want a new type of carpet, does it ? Am I correct in assuming it means you want to have sex ? Correct me if I'm wrong. LOL! Peace out, Mr. Flipper

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