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    Quote Originally Posted by dougall
    You only need to censor from those in the know..

    While I'm feeling naughty, I'll let slip my favorite all-time English saying

    Tighter than a nun's chuff

    (I'm not quite sure how colloquial this would be, it may just be a Yorkshire thing)


    In a slightly related note.. I'm wondering what our American friends would make of English Kid's TV from decades past..
    LOL, Doug! We apparently have American English censors here! So shall we all start using English slang to get around them??

    And the English kids TV..from what you have shown me is rather...twisted
    But then so is the rest of it!
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    math vs. maths

    When spelling words, such as "spell," UK would say "S-P-E-double-L," while USA would say "S-P-E-L-L."

    highways vs. motorways

    airplane vs. aeroplane

    pronunciation of the letter Z (zee vs. zed)

    zero vs. naught

    batteries go dead vs. flat
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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie
    LOL, Doug! We apparently have American English censors here! So shall we all start using English slang to get around them??
    Not to be a killjoy, but please, no. I have enough headaches without adding this one to the list.



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    Just what in the hell is a 'Tidbit', anyway?



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    Tire vs Tyre

    LOL...that's a hoot.

    's' instead of 'z' (ie. realise)

    Funny indeed.

    Yeah, the spelling of words with double L.

    And I asked once why 'Maths'. They said, 'It's short for mathematics'.

    Oh, they're all a hoot! Those funny English people.




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    Poor OG
    So now you have to be multilingual to moderate.


    Are there differences between Canadian English and English English like there are between American English and the same?
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    I'll try to be good..



    I remember when sixpence was worth 2 and a half pence..


    I still don't understand the difference between aluminium and aluminum.


    But most importantly.. English Pints are 25% bigger.!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dougall
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    But most importantly.. English Pints are 25% bigger.!
    And served warm??!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lila Boffins
    P*ssed is another word they use for drunk.

    Randy...I like that one as well.

    Oh gosh, there's so many and right now I can't think of one.

    Well, once I called cattlegrid (here) a prat. I didn't realize I actually insulted him. Felt so bad. We cleared it up and I removed the word from my comment.

    Tellie (or is it telly).

    Cinema instead of theater.

    Blimey.

    That's just the dog's bollocks.

    Oh, so many more.
    lol I forgot about that! that was funny.

    BTW, the cinema is where you watch films. The theatre is where you watch plays.

    I always find "burglarized" really funny. Over hear you get burgled or robbed, even.



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    Hello darling. How've you been?




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