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(holiday inn)   American English to British English Dictionary and vice versa..   ( divider line
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7906 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Mar 2002 at 4:40 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-25 04:43:49 PM  
2002-03-25 04:44:22 PM  
2002-03-25 04:44:57 PM  
well i'm going to go to the water closet now.
2002-03-25 04:45:13 PM  
What are these things "muffin" and tea" they refer of?
2002-03-25 04:45:37 PM  
fark farkin farks today sheezus christ (no offense Drew you MUST be busy)
2002-03-25 04:45:47 PM  
Hey, quit acting like such a cigarette.!!!
2002-03-25 04:45:50 PM  
Yeah but do they know the American English - British English translation for the phrase Inexpensive Hooker ?
2002-03-25 04:46:35 PM  
its a conspiracy panama thats all i can figure
2002-03-25 04:48:12 PM  
American English = Wrong

2002-03-25 04:48:59 PM  
Genius !!! The brits call the subway an "underground" !!Sooweeet
2002-03-25 04:49:36 PM  
2002-03-25 04:50:06 PM  
Bob's your uncle....Who's your daddy?
And Nappy headed takes a whole new turn...
2002-03-25 04:50:29 PM  
Wotta load of old bollox
2002-03-25 04:51:26 PM  
CKS. damn hipster.
2002-03-25 04:51:37 PM  
what about wanker
2002-03-25 04:52:18 PM  
2002-03-25 04:52:20 PM  
So if I were in London, someone would say to me " hey, do you smoke fags?" Great.
2002-03-25 04:52:30 PM  
Bunch of arse.
2002-03-25 04:52:31 PM  
My favorite is 1 million (US) = 1 billion (UK) (I think that's right)

I guess I can see why they left that off the list though.
2002-03-25 04:53:23 PM  
HoagieBoy: WTF?!
2002-03-25 04:54:05 PM  
HoagieBoy: 1 million (US)= 1 million (UK)

1 billion (US) = 1000 million
1 billion (UK) USED TO = 1,000,000 million, but now the US version is accepted.

So now you know.
2002-03-25 04:54:12 PM  
Crap is crap, no matter where you go.
2002-03-25 04:54:17 PM  
Just when I thought I'd find out what the hell GUVNER means. DAMN!
2002-03-25 04:54:19 PM  
You guys don't have Boxing Day in America?

You suck
2002-03-25 04:54:35 PM  
Way out
2002-03-25 04:54:36 PM  
I can die in peace now that I know curtains and drapes are the same thing.
2002-03-25 04:54:41 PM  
Being carded is being asked to prove you are above the legal age for drinking (21 in the US). Be warned: this can happen to a 40-year-old. There is no word for this in Britain, because it tends not to happen unless you actually look like a child

why can't we be that cool?
2002-03-25 04:54:48 PM  
Ummm.... A Holiday Inn lame... 3 weeks ago Fark was witty and interesting, now it sucks.

Spiffy! Cool! I'm Audi....
2002-03-25 04:55:02 PM  
Zoobtro: Seriously, 1 followed by 6 zeros for us is a billion to them. I'm pretty sure. Any limeys around?
2002-03-25 04:55:15 PM  
I'll take a Butty with some Crisps please... Cool.
2002-03-25 04:55:47 PM  
HoagieBoy Yes, I'm a 'Limey' and your an ass. geez.
2002-03-25 04:56:56 PM  
Thanks for the clarificaiton Scaryduck. I knew something was screwy. I guess our version is generally accepted because we're bigger?
2002-03-25 04:57:28 PM  
2002-03-25 04:58:06 PM  
Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie.
2002-03-25 04:59:31 PM  
Don't forget to use the "bogroll" whilst in the loo.
2002-03-25 04:59:35 PM  
Zoobtro: Relax pal, it's called humor. My roomate was from England and you guys aren't really that uptight. He told me so. He also didn't think that was an insult. Was he wrong?
2002-03-25 04:59:59 PM  
Awww.... bloody hell.
2002-03-25 05:00:42 PM  
How come the British can't speak English?

fag??? Crisps???

You figure they have been around since Teddy Roosevelt bought Mexico and Canada, they would have learned by now.
2002-03-25 05:01:15 PM  
HoagieBoy: sorry dude, didnt mean to sound biatchy ;) Just being pompus.
2002-03-25 05:01:27 PM  
In Strasbourg, we ate dinner, and it was just too muc food for me, so we asked them to wrap it up to go. Alas, my French didn't include "to go." For some reason, when I asked "Could you wrap this up?" got a puzzled look and the maitre d fairly quickly. He asked, "excuse me sir, is there something wrong?" I don't know how they misinterpreted that!
2002-03-25 05:01:40 PM  
Toast rack: A device for holding up pieces of toasted bread upright, to keep them crispy

I don't think Holiday Inn thinks very highly of human common sense.
2002-03-25 05:02:02 PM  
Brits speak English?

2002-03-25 05:03:57 PM  


2002-03-25 05:04:19 PM  
Zoobtro: No prob.

I'm still baffled by language differences in the states, differences across the Atlantic don't surprise me at all.

Sub = Hoagie
Pop = Soda = Fizz
Yins = Yous = You

It's a wonder we can even understand each other.
2002-03-25 05:04:32 PM  
I had to go to the loo after one too many shandy's.
2002-03-25 05:04:46 PM  
This is not Brit talk!

If you really wanna talk like a brit, you gotta go here!
2002-03-25 05:05:24 PM  
And Bob's your uncle!
2002-03-25 05:06:33 PM  
"What's the British English term for 'Spiffy'?
That would be "The dog's bollocks"
It gets my vote for next tag of the day

2002-03-25 05:06:47 PM  
Man I really fancy a swift half of shandy. Yes, I guess you can say I'm fascinated.
2002-03-25 05:07:04 PM  
Wow, the americans dont have toast racks? And they say theyre first-world.
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