Britain and America, differences observed.

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  1. Count

    Count Friend of Leo's

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    Just blame it on the spell checker, or is it chequer.[emoji3]
     
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    Now all we need to do is delete all evidence of this mishap before another american replies ;)
     
  3. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    Too late!

    Or is that two latte?
     
  4. Asmith

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    Undercover and in our borders haha
     
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    You should show more appreciation when someone points out your mistakes and corrects them.
     
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    Though they're not very common here, I've never heard them called anything other than roundabout.
     
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    In the UK, the have garridge bands
     
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    Steak and potatoes.
     
  10. MandyMarie

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    Is no one going to mention the hot and cold taps? How your choices are either freezing or boiling?
     
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    Yes, and at least in my mother's old house, the concept of mixer taps was totally alien. One tap put out water at a degree off boiling and the other a degree off freezing. To do almost anything you had to wait for the sink to fill.

    And taking a shower, with that rubber Y-hose thingy attached to the bath taps, was fraught with danger. If someone downstairs decided to fill a tea kettle with cold water you could end up with third degree burns. :eek:
     
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  12. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    I think you have both and it's something to do with size, if it's large it's a traffic circle and if it's small it's a roundabout or vise versa.

    Some do, some don't depends on the accent with that one
     
  13. Grateful Ape

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    Maybe the degrees Fahrenheit thing is a generational or regional thing, then, because no one I know uses it.
     
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    Many outside the south wouldn't realize how great a pairing fried chicken and waffles are either.
    But they are. [emoji106]
     
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    Exactly !!! Your choices are freezing or lava. I'm excited about living in England, but as a very spoiled American.....for the love of God, those taps gotta go.
     
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    Well at least you didn't call them faucets!

    :)
     
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    Taps go on beer kegs. Faucets go on sinks (basins?).
     
  18. Steerforth

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    They have no chupacabras in Britain. They're very short on cryptozoological fauna. Beyond the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, there's not much around. No bigfoots, no Jersey Devils, no jackalopes. We should send them some of our stuff. I feel bad that they don't have more.
     
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    Well, it sounds like I better try that too. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Try this list of 57...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:English_legendary_creatures
     
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