Faith wrote:I found out the other day that Jello here in the US is called jelly in the UK. I didn't know that.
Faith wrote:I'm trying to think of ones from when I was in NZ. Zed instead of z was one. Chips instead of fries. Lollies or sweets instead of candy. Dinner was called tea.
curlisue wrote:Yeah, the word fanny certainly means something different here in the UK, and it always makes me giggle when Mel mentions her "Fanny pack" which we would call a "Bum bag" here.
When I visited Toronto a couple of years ago I asked for mature (meaning strong) cheese, the deli person had no idea what I was on about. When I explained, they said "Oh, you mean sharp cheese", and I was amazed that something so seemingly ordinary could have such a different name from the one we use.
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