10 American Words That Completely Confuse Brits!

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    There are some American words that completely confuse us Brits. Sometimes it feels like a different language! So I have collected together 10 Americans that confuse British people the most. Some of them I had never heard before until researching for this video. If you know any other American English words that are confusing or if you are an American who find British words confusing, let me know in the comments below.
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Kelly Hudson
Kelly Hudson

🇨🇦 real estate agent.

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Walter Grifone
Walter Grifone

hurry Up USA

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Mckinzie GISG
Mckinzie GISG

It's the first time I have known the word Fringe.

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CR055F1RE
CR055F1RE

for #8: the origin of "sneakers" comes from the late 19th century industrial revolution when rubber manufacturing was increasing in prevalence; young american boys would call the shoes "sneakers" because the rubber was quiet against the ground compared to traditional hard-soled shoes for #4: most people say turn signal (e.g. "use your turn signal" or "don't forget your turn signal"); sometimes people will say "check my blinkers" for #3: the word faucet is widly used - obviously originating from 19th century French "fausset" and Provençal "falset", coming from "falsar" meaning ‘to bore’

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Carolyn Silvers
Carolyn Silvers

I love Brit English

Πριν 17 ώρες
Brittany Briegel
Brittany Briegel

Fringe in American English are layered tassels, super popular in female fashion originating in the 20's, revived in the 70's(think Tina Turner). Leather fringe was also common in old western garb, it was function over fashion borrowed from the Native Americans. The idea was to pull off a piece at a time to be used for anything from mending to first aid- the ultimate MacGyver wear.

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Argle Bargle
Argle Bargle

OK, hold on a minute on "sophomore." The word dates to 1680.... from Oxford University. Isn't that as British as it gets?

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Argle Bargle
Argle Bargle

"Blinker?" Yes, we use it. More likely to say "turn signal."

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Maayan Stern
Maayan Stern

In Hebrew we have both Chutes and Ladders and Snakes and Ladders- okay, maybe not. Instead of chutes we have ropes, but whatever.

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Zwergenmama FelixundSven
Zwergenmama FelixundSven

Blinkers may come from german language. In german they are called Blinker. It comes from the verb blinken, when a light goes on and off.

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Ghost Ghost
Ghost Ghost

REALTOR is only a title once a AGENT, OR BROKER, OR BROKERAGES (READ: BROKERS MUST Have a BROKERS LICENSE, OR WORKS FOR A BROKER)

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Kvassed
Kvassed

Nobody: Some people: The *REAL ATOR*

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iii3dghh xd
iii3dghh xd

Bibir doer

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accanino
accanino

Mull over how banging also means having sex!

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Renee Begley
Renee Begley

We have realtors but we have Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Brokers. They don't make station wagons anymore. Most drive SUVs for what SW were created for. Sneakers are just one word but we use that, tennis shoes, trainers and other words. Cilantro is not American English. It's not English at all. It is Spanish from Mexico for coriander. We say both here for eggplants depending on cultural background. Blinker is said but more often, turn signals. That's a children's game. It wasn't retailed under any other name but this in the US. Faucet. Depends on area of the US how it is pronounced. We do say turn on the tap as well. What you said about Sophomore is correct. Bangs you call fringe. You will NEVER hear anyone here say fringe in connection to hair. But we do use the word fringe in other ways.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Phillip Carden
Phillip Carden

We use tap here in america as in the beer is on tap. When they pull, the usually long wooden handle down to release the beer into the glass in a bar, or you might call it a pub.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Jet James
Jet James

You said Faucet exactly right lol it ws funny too but correct

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Isabel
Isabel

We call water from the faucet "tap water". So if you ever say tap, we would understand you.

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Isabel
Isabel

In American English we say both "Snakes and Ladders" and "Chutes and Ladders". At least i have.

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WeDa Beans
WeDa Beans

You are correct sir

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Abb Abb
Abb Abb

Bangers and mash. Weenies and taters. Pigs in a blanket.

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Christian Killgore
Christian Killgore

Is there an equivocal word in British English for sophomoric? In American English, you could call someone Sophomoric to indicate that they know just enough information to think highly of themselves, but not quite enough to be considered an expert. Famously the word sophomoric has been described as meaning 'knowing just enough to be dangerous'. If there is no term for a sophomore in British English, I would imagine they wouldnt use the adjective sophomoric.

Πριν 4 ημέρες
henry schumacher
henry schumacher

Can you cut my bangs

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henry schumacher
henry schumacher

We use tap too

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powhatan1165
powhatan1165

in the States faucet is used mainly because taps are for pouring beer. In the early 20th century in the US any connection with a bar or "pub" was kinda taboo due to prohibition.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Josh Stabler
Josh Stabler

As a native Pennsylvanian, I’d say “turn signal”, as “blinker” sounds like something a 16 year old who cares more about texting than driving would say. I might say “blinkers” for the “hazard lights” though. Or perhaps “put on your four-ways” for that.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Josh Stabler
Josh Stabler

I’d say “blinker” is more informal and cutesy, whereas “turn signal” is more for those wanting to sound official, or for those who are more enthusiastic about cars and driving.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
imnotabotrlyimnot
imnotabotrlyimnot

...and Turn Signal Indicator is the blinking light on the dashboard letting the driver know their blinkers are on.

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Llama Sugar
Llama Sugar

Your pronunciation of “realtor” is spot on. Interestingly enough, most Americans don’t pronounce it correctly; they say “REEL uh tuhr.” In the Midwest, we call indicators “turn signals.” Some Americans pronounce faucet as “FAH sit,” most say “FAW set.”

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Bill Peterson
Bill Peterson

Not every real estate agent is a realtor, who is a member of a national association and subscribes to a code of ethics.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Clever Banana
Clever Banana

Bathroom - toilet.... american tourists were looking for a bathroom, brits on the other table were laughing and saying, dont forget your shampoo...lol

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Douglas Erwin Brandt
Douglas Erwin Brandt

We use the plural - bangs because the singular would be one piece of hair hanging down on the forehead.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Douglas Erwin Brandt
Douglas Erwin Brandt

Cilantro comes from the Spanish word for Corriander. Plant is native to Iran

Πριν 7 ημέρες
dner75
dner75

Bro, we have coriander here. Do you not have fresh cilantro? Must suck.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
RosBar
RosBar

So what? We have different use of words, what’s the big deal? You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Have a cup of tea and you’ll get over!

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RosBar
RosBar

Aubergine is not English. It’s French.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
RosBar
RosBar

Buddy, as a true Brit you have terrible teeth. Please see your dentist or orthodontist. You really need to.

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Fabian Iturralde
Fabian Iturralde

Please, learn the difference between "United States" (a country of America) and "America" (a supercontinent comprising North, Central and South America).

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Matt Field
Matt Field

I like the British English word for a Flashlight as we would call it in US English...the English word Torch sounds so much cooler but we only use that word for a branch or some other item with a rag lit on fire lol...

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Matt Field
Matt Field

I suppose torch could also be one of those lighters with the long nozzles...I've seen those referred to as a mini-torch I believe...

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Matt Field
Matt Field

A blinker may also be called a turn signal in US English.

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Deborah Grysko
Deborah Grysko

The word bangs is used all over fashion magazines. She cut her hair into bangs. Or her bangs are long or side swept

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