You say candy, I say sweets....

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Zeev
Re: You say candy, I say sweets....

 ~LOL~   ... bloody Hell is one of my favorites too, that and calling someone a wanker. 

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twaunt
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I find it weird that the kids in Harry Potter say bloody. Not so much weird but I think its kind of old fashioned. J K Rowling needs to get down with the kidz!

I'm not sure where this originates from but if something is "butters" it's crap.

In Britain if someone is "hot" or good looking their "fit!" In America they say "fitty"? a bit like hottie.

iamthedevil
Re: You say candy, I say sweets....

We used to say that at the pub we used to go to: "She's a fit bird"... Sounds funny when we say it, but we were in an authentic Irish pub at the time.

Stevie
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I don't know much Brit slang but I have some very good Aussie friends.  Austrailians are decendents from exiled British prisoners, right?  Maybe some of the slang is the same. :)

Australian English -> American English:
Bogan -> Backward person
Wanker -> Idiot or taken literally, a chronic masturbator

missb
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I never heard of bogan, but wanker is as you explained.  I think that Aussie does have their own slang though.  

What goes around comes around..don't forget it!

Zeev
Re: You say candy, I say sweets....

Even here in the US different areas will have have different words for the same item.

In the midwest soda is soda, but also each brand is referred to by it's individual name (i.e. Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, Mt. Dew). In other areas of the country people refer to soda as pop, cola, fizz, or coke (even if it's Pepsi).

Depending on what part of the country you're in a shopping cart might be called a basket, stroller, wagon, or buggy.

I'm sure there are more, but I can't think of any others. ~L~ Laughing

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missb
Re: You say candy, I say sweets....

Oh you just reminded me, a shopping cart over here, trolley over there 

What goes around comes around..don't forget it!

bella22
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They used the word trolley in Harry Potter when they were at the train station!

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missb
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A bloody wanker with a trolley huh!! LOL  

What goes around comes around..don't forget it!

bella22
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Hahahaha! Wanker, love it!

-Pain is weakness leaving the body- USMC OOrah!

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