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Posted:Well, I'm still recuperating a bit from my trip, but it was loads of fun! But this isn't really about that, so much as my amusement at occasional inabilities of americans and brits to communicate.

Hardest word for me to change back now that I'm here: Trainers
Hardest word for me to change to when i was there: Trousers
Most fun word: Fancy
Hardest word for me to understand in conversation: Bins
Hardest phrase: Have a go

And no, I don't know why i tripped over have a(nother) go so often. I realize it makes perfect logical sense.

So what do people like better/worse about british/american english?

And does anyone have any good communication stories?

I think my favourite was when i asked drew "Can all pants be called trousers?"


PS I promise to be a lot less shy next time!

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Posted:thank god for written text clearing up all the confusion of communication! wink

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Posted:Written by: Pele

I had the fanny conversation with Malcolm, and it left me laughing and nearly in tears. I think that is one of the biggest things, and the mushy words (I agree with sex, six, sux for example).

Oh yeah! forgotten about that one!!! I was watching That 70s Show earlier and the mother said "so-and-so pinched my fanny" and i was like "WHAT!!?!?!?!....oh yeah..." ubblol

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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