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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2002, 05:46:14 PM »
and you need to pack your own bags at the supermarket.  

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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2002, 05:51:04 PM »
Did anyone already mention that theatre means the stage theatre and a movie theatre is the cinema.  And you don't go to the movies or the pictures, but you go to the cinema.  How grand.

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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2002, 05:55:47 PM »
and...and... if you turn channels on the tv, that's 'switching over'.  And you  don't say a show is over, you say it's finished.  

I must stop this,  I'm getting carried away.  

And I have to say if English people say someone is getting carried away, then it's usually in a very disaproving tone.  They hate to see people get carried away.    :-X

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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2002, 03:58:05 AM »
left overs =fry up..but only the next day for 'dinner'

if some one is pestering you and you say alright already the give you the same funny look as if they had said 'ill do it NOW in a MIN

a garden is your yard...a yard is a patio

commericials are adverts

unwell is  when you have your period..not when you are sick the term they use is 'ive come unwell'

taxi..not cab

and the one thing i have found most annoying...they feel they have to teach you everything all over again just because your american...like im 30 yrs old...i think i know how to cook...and feed my cat...and wash my clothes...and clean my house....and the list can go on...
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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2002, 11:07:53 AM »
Pronounciations:

It is Glass-go NOT Glass-gow

It is Edinburra NOT Edinburrow

And for God's sake (I really hope someone hasn't covered this) but it is Geredge NOT and I do repeat NOT Gar-rage (with an accent) like we say in the States.
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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2002, 01:10:29 PM »
purple things are black-currant, not grape.  i've not found one grape-flavoured item here yet.   :(

ppl here think i'm odd for wanting grape-flavoured things.
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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2002, 03:21:12 PM »
There is NOWHERE to go out for ice-cream on a Saturday Night!  :'(

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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2002, 11:48:43 AM »
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It is Edinburra NOT Edinburrow
Geredge NOT and I do repeat NOT Gar-rage


We wouldn't have the 'u' in there.  It would be Edinbra. ;D

Also think it is garredge rather than Geredge.  :-/
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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2002, 12:20:12 PM »
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We wouldn't have the 'u' in there.  It would be Edinbra. ;D

Also think it is garredge rather than Geredge.  :-/


Must be regional thing ;)  I am also required to roll my r's when I say it as well.   :P
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Re: LIST: Things about England you wish you had kn
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2002, 12:28:55 PM »
I've got to agree with geredge here.   :)

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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had kno
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2002, 05:12:06 PM »
Just thought of another one...

I really wish someone had told me NOT to say excuse me when I bumped into someone.  I had approx. two months of dirty looks before I broke down and asked what the heck was going on.   :-/
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had kno
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2002, 06:04:17 PM »
Because you are implying that it was their fault.  You ONLY say excuse me if someone is in your way.  If you bump into someone then you say, sorry.  This is a VERY appologetic (sp?) country.
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had kno
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2002, 06:12:40 PM »
That explains so much!!! :)
I will try to remember that....
"sorry"

"sorry"




"sorry"
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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had kno
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2002, 04:24:13 PM »
mad never means angry,  it means insane or crazy, or as my MIL would say 'quite M*A*D'

hysterical isn't used  to mean very funny or laughing uncontrollably it means out of controll, slap my face, I'm hysterical.

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Re: LIST: Things about The UK you wish you had kno
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2002, 02:02:27 AM »
Most british households don't have wash cloths (or face flannels, as they are called here), so when visiting you need to bring your own.  I ALWAYS forget this one.
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