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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
    violent delights
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    What phrases or words do or don’t translate?

    US: Give me a boost

    UK: Give me a leg up
  2. Subscriberrookie54
    free tazer tickles..
    wildly content...
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    uk - cherrio! (have a nice day)
    us - cherrios (breakfast cereal)
  3. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:21
    “Don’t over-egg the pudding”

    I had not heard that one until a British friend admonished me
  4. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:24
    knackered...I like this one a lot!

    We can say “exhausted” but it doesn’t quite have the same meaning.

    It amuses me that it started out having sexual connotations and now still sort of does but it’s acceptable for a child to say (at least, that is what I have been told.
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    4:20
  6. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:25
    chuffed

    I have actually felt this pleased, yet have not found another word quite like it to express this level of pleasure.
  7. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:29
    @trev33 said
    4:20
    We use this one. When I was looking for an apartment in the Pacific Northwest (where it’s legal), my nearly 80 year old mother was assisting my search looked it up because so many adverts mentioned “4:20 friendly”...
  8. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:35
    Pronunciations are another thing. Ask an American to say

    glacier

    schedule

    Shropshire

    Ask a Brit to say

    Aluminum (try as I might I can’t get this pronunciation but I LOVE hearing it)
  9. Subscriberhakima
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    15 Jan '21 02:40
    Cricket...I spent the wee (another word not commonly used here) hours very confused whilst (still, another word) receiving remedial explanations until someone told be it was a sport that involved the consumption of beer by spectators for its five day duration, starting at breakfast. Now, it doesn’t matter how confused I am.
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    @hakima said
    We use this one. When I was looking for an apartment in the Pacific Northwest (where it’s legal), my nearly 80 year old mother was assisting my search looked it up because so many adverts mentioned “4:20 friendly”...
    I had never heard this until a couple of months ago and I used to smoke a little, I think it's an American term.
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    15 Jan '21 07:24
    Shall I knock you up in the morning?
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    @hakima said
    Cricket...I spent the wee (another word not commonly used here) hours very confused whilst (still, another word) receiving remedial explanations until someone told be it was a sport that involved the consumption of beer by spectators for its five day duration, starting at breakfast. Now, it doesn’t matter how confused I am.
    Ya, cricket. Ask certain Englishmen, myself included, what is the finest (summer) sport in the world (Rugby Union in the winter) and they'll say cricket; non cricket playing countries will quite understandably not have a clue why we would say this. We're born to it, I guess. I have a theory (not shared by many, I confess) that 'Brexit' was nothing about economics, self - governance or any of the other oft quoted reasons, but rather that none of the other EU countries play cricket to any serious degree.
  13. YNWA
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    @hakima said
    knackered...I like this one a lot!

    We can say “exhausted” but it doesn’t quite have the same meaning.

    It amuses me that it started out having sexual connotations and now still sort of does but it’s acceptable for a child to say (at least, that is what I have been told.
    It started out with the knacker's yard where horses were taken to be castrated. So if you are knackered you are done in, but now in a less specific way!

    Obviously I find it easier to announce that I am going out the back for a fag than my American equivalent. Mind you times are changing (I would now be judged for having the cigarette 😂).
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    The Spy Who Shagged Me.
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    Home run
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