British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Treeb » 25 Nov 2013, 21:48

Here's a new one for me. Someone just mentioned "pencil crayons" in the advent calendar thread, which I'd never heard of. A bit of thinking and I realized this is probably what we would refer to as "colored pencils".
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Brigitte » 26 Nov 2013, 03:01

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby shye » 26 Nov 2013, 07:57

twee is hard to explain...my understanding of it (as a canadian in the uk) is cheesy, kitsche kind of thing....
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby AntiRuth » 26 Nov 2013, 08:47

bacon in Australia is really long ( the streaky and the back joined!) just the back part is called shortcut. That said it's not very good, more like ham than bacon!
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Nix » 26 Nov 2013, 09:53

I love this thread-so fascinating!
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby jvnt » 26 Nov 2013, 10:08

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby busmother » 26 Nov 2013, 13:03

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby StJuniper » 26 Nov 2013, 13:06

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby StJuniper » 26 Nov 2013, 13:08

My post won't post! I didn't use the k word...
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby ToothFairy » 26 Nov 2013, 13:41

I've approved it for you StJ, no idea what's going on there!
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Brigitte » 27 Nov 2013, 04:11

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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Cazfay » 26 Apr 2014, 10:47

UK suspenders = stretchy over-the-shoulder straps to hold up your trousers (I mean pants)
US suspenders = something to hold up lingerie stockings

Not quite right

UK suspenders also hold up your stockings (we do wear stockings and suspenders in the UK)
It's BRACES that hold up your trousers / pants
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby StJuniper » 26 Apr 2014, 11:32

Suspenders also hold up pants here, but braces are only for your teeth.
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Treeb » 26 Apr 2014, 11:45

I'm in the US and have only heard of suspenders as straps to hold up your pants. I don't pay attention to lingerie enough to know the terms for things. And like StJ, braces are for your teeth.
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Re: British-English to American-English 'translation' thread

Postby Marrow » 26 Apr 2014, 13:02

Braces can also mean brackets ({[]}) <--- like these
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