English speakers: What common words are said differently in your region?

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  1. Thundercock Assman Extraordinaire

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    I noticed that some posters referred to shopping carts as trolley in my other thread, which led me to start this thread to find out what other objects have different names in other English speaking regions.

    For example, the ones I know are:

    A truck is known as a lorry in the UK.
    Hood/bonnet
    Subway/tube
    Lawyer (or Attorney)/Barrister
    French fries/Chips
    Chips/Crisps
    Cigarettes/:eek::eek::eek:s
    Cookies/Biscuits
    Eraser/Rubber
    Cell phone/mobile

    Johnson/Knob

    Soda is called pop in other regions of the US
    The 10 is referred to as I-10 outside of California
    Sub sandwich/Hoagie (in Philadelpha/Southern New Jersey)/Hero (NY)
    Turn signal/Blinker
    Pancake/Flapjack
    Lollipop/Suckers

    That's all I can think of at the top of my head. Language is interdasting...
     
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  2. Revolver you sound poor

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    Lmao @ cigarettes being called :eek::eek::eek:s in the UK. No wonder they’re a bunch of queers.
     
  3. GODZILLA213 Genocide Revised

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    Chicks with dicks instead of tranny
     
  4. punky brewster Red Belt

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    In the south they call remote controls 'clickers'. And they don't 'push' buttons they 'mash' them.

    "Just mash the button on the clicker and it'll turn on"
     
  5. Bald1 War Room Can

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    Cigarettes are :eek::eek::eek:s which are poofs which are farts which are old men. This damned language, I tell ya.
     
  6. Plutoburn Alpha booze head

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    As a Canadian expat abroad, if I am in conversation with Americans and they use imperial measurements, I just call them "freedom units"
     
  7. Thundercock Assman Extraordinaire

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    What? Oh really? I'm from Los Angeles, and I've never heard of trannies being referred to as "chicks with dicks." No, seriously. Holy fucking shitballs, what an incredible revelation.

    Shut up, smurf.
     
  8. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    Could I bum a :eek::eek::eek: mate?
     
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  9. nostradumbass Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Southerners also refer to shopping carts as "buggies". My grandmother called couches davenports. Fanny also does not mean the same thing in the US and UK.
     
  10. The Hash Slinging Slasher Brown Belt

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    All sodas are cokes
     
  11. greygoose Brown Belt

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    QFT. I don't think it's necessarily a southern thing, but a sled is toboggan fo sho. And mayo is just commonly referred to as salad dressing
     
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  14. Slobodan Вело ;) Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    What you call cotton candy we call fairy floss (yes, really lol)
     
  15. rj144 Gold Belt

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    Rhode Island:

    Sandwich is a grinder
    Water fountain is a bubbler
     
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    Parents are from the Midwest and say warsh instead of wash. Warshinton. Warsh your clothes. etc
     
  18. Thundercock Assman Extraordinaire

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    Wow. This thread has quickly devolved into an English-bashing fest all because I innocently mentioned that cigarettes are colloquially referred to as :eek::eek::eek:s in the UK.

    Fuck you guys. Grow up.
     
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  20. A.A. Riggs Black By Demand

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    Hey don't be a cigarette.

    What's up with New Englanders saying "So didn't I" instead of the more common "So did I?"
     

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