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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86765

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So like, misunderstandings sometimes. Like this one time in Chatzy, me and BP were talking and I said "That's pretty dope" and she was so clueless and confused. Turns out, dope means drugs in Australia (specifically the green maple-leaf looking drugs *wink*). So yeah. To people in North America, it means "cool."

So what are other words that mean different things in other countries?

For example, like football means "soccer" in other countries or chips means fries and whatnot
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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86766

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I always thought that when people said "dope" that they were talking about the drug, but then a few months ago I heard more and more people using it as "cool".... just me??


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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86769

lol I have never had any experiences with that! except when people are always asking me what tbh stands for, I don't have any problems with misunderstanding.






*maybe because i have no friends :( *
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American English = British English
Cookie = Biscuit
Apartment = Flat
Turn signal = Indicator
Jelly beans = Jelly babies
Elevator = Lift
Pants = Trousers
Wallet = Billfold


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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86794

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lol I have never had any experiences with that! except when people are always asking me what tbh stands for, I don't have any problems with misunderstanding.






*maybe because i have no friends :( *

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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86797

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Where I am from, toque means hat, lol Canadians.
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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86806

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emmykitty wrote:
American English = British English
Cookie = Biscuit
Apartment = Flat
Turn signal = Indicator
Jelly beans = Jelly babies
Elevator = Lift
Pants = Trousers
Wallet = Billfold
Ayyy, we say jelly beans too! Jelly babies are different. We also say wallet....
But then..... we speak Strine.... which is an offshoot from British English....
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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 2 weeks ago #86819

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bush possum wrote:
emmykitty wrote:
American English = British English
Cookie = Biscuit
Apartment = Flat
Turn signal = Indicator
Jelly beans = Jelly babies
Elevator = Lift
Pants = Trousers
Wallet = Billfold
Ayyy, we say jelly beans too! Jelly babies are different. We also say wallet....
But then..... we speak Strine.... which is an offshoot from British English....
But you can't forget
Sweater= Jumper
Overalls= Dungarees

Anybody on this site play lacrosse? Or at least like it?
What about cats? Horses? Lasagna?
Anybody?
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I met some Australians at a pe co op and the youngest brother called the bangs that I was wearing 'side fringes'.

And of course that called their jackets 'jumpers'.
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Mrphie wrote:
bush possum wrote:
emmykitty wrote:
American English = British English
Cookie = Biscuit
Apartment = Flat
Turn signal = Indicator
Jelly beans = Jelly babies
Elevator = Lift
Pants = Trousers
Wallet = Billfold
Ayyy, we say jelly beans too! Jelly babies are different. We also say wallet....
But then..... we speak Strine.... which is an offshoot from British English....
But you can't forget
Sweater= Jumper
Overalls= Dungarees
Actually, dungarees is dying out :( less and less people use Strine *sniff*
But hey, you wouldn't by chance be an Aussie?!
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 1 week ago #86986

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bush possum wrote:
Mrphie wrote:
bush possum wrote:
emmykitty wrote:
American English = British English
Cookie = Biscuit
Apartment = Flat
Turn signal = Indicator
Jelly beans = Jelly babies
Elevator = Lift
Pants = Trousers
Wallet = Billfold
Ayyy, we say jelly beans too! Jelly babies are different. We also say wallet....
But then..... we speak Strine.... which is an offshoot from British English....
But you can't forget
Sweater= Jumper
Overalls= Dungarees
Actually, dungarees is dying out :( less and less people use Strine *sniff*
But hey, you wouldn't by chance be an Aussie?!
Oh, I'm not lol
I'm just a girl from the good ol' US of A
I just watch a lot of YouTube videos lol

Anybody on this site play lacrosse? Or at least like it?
What about cats? Horses? Lasagna?
Anybody?
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Different meaning of words in other countries 2 months 1 week ago #87010

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Dope has a lot of meanings.

It can mean cool, to drug (an animal), to cover, stupid, and it does mean weed and heroin
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If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
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