Tuesday, December 12, 2006

English to english dictionary

Bloke(Uk slang)=Guy,fellow,Chap(UK)-Dude(Us-Slang)(wiktion_ry)
Bird(UK slang)=Girl,Chick(Us),Lass(ie)
a woman considered sexually attractive~
Mate(UK,Australia,New Zealand)=Buddy(US,Canada)
Dollar$=(slang)Buck-Pound£=(slang) Quid not from squid :)..from Latin quid what, something’, neuter singular of quis‘who’.(quis-quis-quid)
Automobile(US)-Car driver=Motorcar(UK)-Motorist
Thickhead=stupid(thick as a brick)
Nick=(UK)to steal,to arrest,cut on a surface
Pants(US)=Trousers(UK) but knickers(UK)=underpants(US)(panties)for females
Cookie(US)=Biscuit(UK)from latin through french bis twice + coctus, cooked(Muffin,Scone-UK)
Snog=(US)Make out, French kiss,~australian "pash"(from passion)
Pissed=(british slang=Drunk) - Pissed (off)(american slang =Angry)
to take the piss out of sb(british slang)=to take the mickey(US slang)=to ridicule=to mock
The American fella pissed some Brits off..the blokes thought that the Guy was trying to take the piss out of them,as you can see in the comments:)
List of American words,not widely used in the United Kingdom

List of British words,not widely used in the United States

List of words having different meaning in British and American English


Ecumene said...

UK ------------------------- US

Accelerator = gas pedal,accelerator
accumulator = battery
advertisement = commercial
Aerial = Antenna
American Indian = Native American
aubergine = eggplant
autumn = fall
barrister,solicitor = attorney
to bath = to bathe
booking = reservation
bobby = police officer
bonnet = hood
boot = trunk
brackets = parentheses
caravan = trailer
car park = parking lot
chemist's = drug store
colour = color
dialogue = dialog
dummy = pacifier
dustbin = garbage can
engaged = busy
engine = motor
entrée = appetizer
extra time = overtime
Father Christmas =Santa Claus
Fortnight = two weeks
Film = movie
Holiday = Vacation
hoover = vacuum cleaner
jam =jelly
jug = pitcher
Lift = Elevator
Lorry = Truck
mackintosh = raincoat
motorway = freeway
paraffin = kerosene-ine
Pavement = Sidewalk (Aus – footpath)
prison = jail
porridge = oatmeal
post = mail
Postal code = Zip code
state school = public school
Telly = TV

Differences Between American and British English

trol said...

pou na deis difference pou exoun apo massachusetts mexri tenessee, apo west coast mexri midwest, apo boston mexri new york even

Ecumene said...


Ηi Kozanite trolly Bird...
Got pounds up there?....

What 's goin on with Kozanite Dollar?
Differences in globalization
will be merged...

A lot of the above words are being
used by Americans, Brits
who communicate with one another ...

We,the non-english native speakers
can pick up whatever phrases we 'd like to use

Ecumene said...

Let's have a look ..

Northern New England
ayuh, ayup: "yes"

bodega(spanish): a convenience store.
hero: submarine sandwich.
youse: you (plural, but also singular).

North Dakota

uffda: Norwegian slang for crap. {e.g. "Uffda that stinks!")

Davenport =(sofa,)

Pop: the common name used for carbonated beverages.

for here: in the question "for here or to go?" Other regions use the phrase "to stay or to go?"

hoosier: someone from Indiana; also a hick or a redneck, low class.

husker: someone from Nebraska.
suckers: lollypop

Southern Louisiana

Flying Horses: Carousel, Merry-Go-Round
How's your mama an 'em: How is your family (mother and them)


Potlatch: a social gathering

Regional vocabularies of American English.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody of non-native speakers say Bloke?
Everybody say the american Dude,now.

Holywood rules..

The yankees impose their
americanisms on the britishmen
and the other anglophones..

Why we call it english?

Is it not american,anymore?

Ecumene said...

That 's not true
Americans also use british
terms like wanker(jerk)..
and bollocks(testicles)...
international use of the term in this sense is in the title of the British Sex Pistols album
"Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols"

"Wanker" has been used openly in British and Australian film and television productions in reference to the second term of use (ie; an idiot in the perjorative sense.)

Although "Wanker" is the 53,492nd most common surname in the United States,the term has been picked up and used extensivly by American television producers and writers who use it freely to mean a simpleton, not , apparently, realising it is taboo slang and not appropriate to the use or context - much less the target audience- to which it is applied.

Wanker - wikipedia

A word that could be much offensive to some place,is not to another one.

Unknown said...

Καλά, σε καμμιά δεκαριά χρόνια που στα states θα μιλούν όλοι spanglish (ήδη η μισή Καλιφόρνια τέτοια μιλάει), τέτοια λεξικά θα είναι ...obsoletos!

Ecumene said...

Ego leo se 40 hronia
tha yparxei mia xekathari
nea angliki glossa

Katagrafetai i profitia su
kai to 2016,edhó
thamaste na ta poume...
otan tha milame kai emeis

A short Spanglish conversation:

* Anita: "Hola, good morning, cómo estás?"
* Mark: "Well, y tú?"
* Anita: "Todo bien. Pero tuve problemas parqueando mi carro this morning."
* Mark: "Sí, I know. Siempre hay problemas parqueando in el área at this time"


trol said...

kai gw nomizw tha yparxei mia pio omoiomorfi aggliki kai apo ekei kai pera spanglish, greeklish (freezaran ta leikia kai den mporw na parw to carro,), ktl ktl

Unknown said...

Hasta la vista, baby!, που 'λεγε κι ο κυβερνήτης της Καλιφόρνια!!!

Greeklish σε καμμιά δεκαριά χρόνια;
Hasta na pan sto diaolo!

Υ.Γ. Κι αν μιλάμε ...κινέζικα;;; :-)))

dodo said...

Αντίστοιχο συγκριτικό μεταξύ κρητικής- κυπριακής- επτανησιακής πότε θα ανέβει; :)

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