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Old 04-14-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Sunday Special-the King's English

Sunday Special-the King's English
Today, we offer the American word, and ask you to come up with the British
equivalent...........
(please report errors)\

1. Apartment
2. Automobile
3. Checkers
4. Elevator
5. French fries
6. Garbage Man
7. Garters
8. Gasoline
9. Gearshift
10. Hood (of a car)
11. Kerosene
12. Lawyer
13. Molasses
14. Newsstand
15. Phone Booth
16.Potato Chips
17. Suspenders
18. Thumbtack
19. Trunk (of a car)
20. Windshield
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1. Apartment--Flat
2. Automobile--Motorcar
3. Checkers--Draughts
4. Elevator--Lift
5. French fries--Chips
6. Garbage Man--Dustman
7. Garters--Suspenders
8. Gasoline--Petrol
9. Gearshift--Gear Lever
10. Hood (of a car)--Bonnet
11. Kerosene--Paraffin
12. Lawyer--Solicitor
13. Molasses--Treacle
14. Newsstand--Kiosk
15. Phone Booth--Call box
16.Potato Chips--Crisps
17. Suspenders--Braces
18. Thumbtack--Drawing pin
19. Trunk (of a car)--Boot
20. Windshield--Windscreen

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Got all of them except for checkers.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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Correct in red

1. Apartment--Flat

2. Automobile--Motorcar
3. Checkers--Draughts
4. Elevator--Lift
5. French fries--Chips
6. Garbage Man--Dustman
7. Garters--Suspenders
8. Gasoline--Petrol
9. Gearshift--Gear Lever
10. Hood (of a car)--Bonnet
11. Kerosene--Paraffin
12. Lawyer--Solicitor
13. Molasses--Treacle
14. Newsstand--Kiosk
15. Phone Booth--Call box
16.Potato Chips--Crisps
17. Suspenders--Braces

18. Thumbtack--Drawing pin
19. Trunk (of a car)--Boot
20. Windshield--Windscreen
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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We dont use the word Dustman,thats a bit outdated. We have Refuse Collection lorries now, thats the more politically correct term although we would still use the term Bin Wagon or Binmen - although still sexist and outdated.

A Phone Booth would be called a Phonebox, not a Call box. Not so many of them about these days, but still around.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luckytrim
Sunday Special-the King's English
Today, we offer the American word, and ask you to come up with the British
equivalent...........
(please report errors)\

1. Apartment
2. Automobile
3. Checkers
4. Elevator
5. French fries
6. Garbage Man
7. Garters
8. Gasoline
9. Gearshift
10. Hood (of a car)
11. Kerosene
12. Lawyer
13. Molasses
14. Newsstand
15. Phone Booth
16.Potato Chips
17. Suspenders
18. Thumbtack
19. Trunk (of a car)
20. Windshield
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

1. Apartment--Flat
2. Automobile--Motorcar
3. Checkers--Draughts
4. Elevator--Lift
5. French fries--Chips
6. Garbage Man--Dustman
7. Garters--Suspenders
8. Gasoline--Petrol
9. Gearshift--Gear Lever
10. Hood (of a car)--Bonnet
11. Kerosene--Paraffin
12. Lawyer--Solicitor
13. Molasses--Treacle
14. Newsstand--Kiosk
15. Phone Booth--Call box
16.Potato Chips--Crisps
17. Suspenders--Braces
18. Thumbtack--Drawing pin
19. Trunk (of a car)--Boot
20. Windshield--Windscreen
The answers came up when I picked Quote so you'll have to trust me ok?

These are the ones that I knew...

1. Flat
2. X
3. X
4. Lift
5. Chips
6. X
7. X
8. Petrol
9. X
10. Bonnet
11. X
12. Solicitor
13. X
14. Kiosk
15. Call box
16. Crisps
17. X
18. X
19. Boot
20. Windscreen

11of 20 not great but not so bad for a Yank.

Great Idea for a thread since were an international group.

Watcha got folks? Kylie? Snip? Anyone?

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Old 04-15-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Great Idea for a thread since were an international group.

Watcha got folks? Kylie? Snip? Anyone?

:)
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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Thanx!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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I got all of them. But then, I have an English friend, but even more so, I used to live in Germany, where English was, well, English. Then when I worked at the Pentagon, I used to type NATO documents, which had to be typed in, you've got it ENGLISH. As in favour and colour and .... I was in great demand, because I could turn my mind from "American" to "English" and back again. I would just ask if it was a NATO document, and type in British English. Ain't life strange?
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Oh, p.s., I also read a lot of English novels so it keeps me straight!
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I think I learned my British English from reading Agatha Christie novels.
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