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Most common things that mean something different if in England versus USA

Here is a list of common things that kids picked up on as different from US on our first day

Chips are French Fries
Crisps are potato chips
Biscuits are cookies
Rubbish is trash
Queue is line
Pounds is dollars (plus a multiplier about 1.55)
Pence is cents

Additional words we've noticed

Overground is train above ground
Underground or tube is the subway or train underground
"Mind the...." means "watch out for" - commonly used as "mind the gap" (between train and platform)
Lift is elevator
Bobby is police
Car park is parking lot
Jaywalk means you can get sued by drivers if they hit you (drivers have right of way here so look right, left, right - not left, right, left!)
Lemonade is sprite
Water is sparkling unless you request still
White coffee is coffee with cream
Bacon is ham
Crispy streaky bacon is bacon

Posted by agilsenan 13:37 Archived in England Tagged family_travel

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Hi Alicia,
I enjoyed both your commentaries!
Glad all is well and good thing Allan M knew his way to Maureen's!
Will look forwarde to more updates!

15.08.2010 by Mary

Lessons begin on Day 1 and well learned they seem to be. They will never forget this trip and will have Alicia's compiled Blog to fill in the blanks for years to come. Well Done! JG

16.08.2010 by John S. Gilsenan

Very astute!

Sounds great so far. Hello to Maureen!

16.08.2010 by Meghan

Sounds like you are doing great. Have fun!

16.08.2010 by Anita

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