pissed (short for pissed off) = angry (very angry) Mossin' = cool/ groovy got balls = brave/stupid arm and a leg = expensive double double = coffee with 2 creams 2 sugars 4 by 4 = coffee with 4 creams and 4 sugars Kerfuffle (this is one of my favourites) = chaotic/ minor fight tuque = type of hat worn in the winter Pop = carbonated non-alcoholic drink (soda in the states) The States = USA Washroom = Bathroom/ loo/ toilette/ little boy's room/ little girls room/ powder room the sticks = far out in the bush butt fuck nowhere = I think this one is self explanatory (minus the butt fuck) boonies = in the country (rural areas) Canuck = Canadian (best not to use with Canadians you are not very close with) Newfie = From Newfoundland (can be seen as derogatory) Frog = French/ french Canadian (very derogatory) Loonie and Toonie = $1 coin and $2 coin eh? = do you agree with me (response is not always necessary) giv'er = give it all you have. Mickey = small bottle of alcohol
for the brits... underwear = I believe you call them pants pants = I believe you call them trousers trousers = dress pants panties = girls underwear usually referring to briefs or bikini style granny panties = full bottom large female underwear diaper = I believe you call them nappy
Post by DreadlockTruth on Mar 15, 2016 8:48:30 GMT
I forget, are you in Canada lipstic? Some of the first lot you posted are the same here.... we say pop, got balls, arm and a leg, kerfuffle, the States and frogs (although I don't like that term, how it's used here to mock the French). Canada and Britain really do have a lot more similarities than we do with the States.
The only one you said that we have here that means something different is that we say 'eh?' to mean 'pardon?'
DreadlockTruth, yup you got it. I'm in Canada, across the pond we get used to explaining our slang and terms for the Americans so I often assume no one understands us. Then again there are parts of Canada I need a translator for. LOL
The Geordie accent is a bit harder than the Northumbrian I grew up with, which starts to sound a touch more Scottish the closer to the border you are, but we all tend to get lumped in together by outsiders. To be considered a true Geordie you had to be born within sight or spitting distance of the Tyne, so from Tynemouth inland through Newcastle, though these days most people would generally consider the Tyneside area in general as the Geordie homeland. The accents around Northumberland change from village to village too, so to me as a kid in Seaton Sluice we had our 'normal' accent, a few miles south down the road to Whitley Bay and they had a posh accent, whereas a few miles north to Blyth and you were definitely going down market. A couple of miles inland to Seaton Delaval and it had changed slightly again.
Some things wot I learnt whilst living in Texas....
yous guys (New York) = y'alls (Texas) = everyone (normal English) alls y'alls take care now = bye Herbs is not pronounced with an 'h' Saying 'the beer is in the pickup truck' in my best attempt at a Texan accent is apparantly hilariously cute Don't speed on the freeways at the end of the month, even if the road is totally clear of all traffic on an early Sunday morning You can learn to say 'Have a nice day' and actually mean it British accents are sexy Yes/No Ma'am and Yes/No Sir, and 'How can I help you Officer?' are sensible ways to talk to cops carrying big fuck off guns Ice tea is tolerable Mexican food is the best Any beer that has 'lite' at the end of it is best drunk icy cold and very quickly. If you have alternatives, take them. Don't try to make jokes at passport control, those people do not have a sense of humour Drink lots of water Cry when your air conditioning fails in Summer Lightening storms are amazing, tornados and hurricanes are not The word 'water' is pronounced 'waadr' trunk = boot hood = bonnet mosquitos = fuck off you bitches Fire ants = bastards from hell gas = petrol
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