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British Food of the Day Volume II : Day 4


Today I present a mini translation guide from the Queen's English to American:

British: "Kit"
American: "Gear," "Stuff"

British: "Take away"
American: "To go"

British: "Aerial"
American: "Antenna"

British: "Canteen"
American: "Cafeteria"

British: "Cheers"
American: "Thanks"

British: "In the high street"
American: "On main street"

British: "On line"
American: "In line"

American: "Drive thru"
British: No such thing

British: "Later today"
American: "Tomorrow"

British: "Food"
American: "Grease"

British: "Water"
American: "Clear slimy liquid"

American: "Drink"
British: "Warm liquid with a lemon slice in it"

British: "Super size"
American: "Small"

British: "Parking spot"
American: "Space between two cars 12 inches wider than your car"

British: "Alright"
American: "Hello"
American: "Whassup?"

British: "Cheap"
American: "Overpriced"

British: "Ta"
American: "Thanks"
American: "Thanks, but not enough for me to say the whole word"
American: "Thanks for holding the door for me, you stupid yank. Are you a homosexual?"

Updated November 18, 2002

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