we call it this...you call it that

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Lanolin

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This is a variation of the dictionary game...called the Thesaurus Game.

Find words that you call this but other people call that...it maybe english...but it will mean the same thing. Lets help each other translate!

ok heres a few to start with...mine are from nz english to americanese/ british

Principal ..... headmistress or headmaster
nappy.....diaper
primary school....elementary school
intermediate school....middle school
year...grade

cool...brilliant
asphalt....blacktop
tap....faucet
colour....color
 

Lynx

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You say tomayto, I say tomahto...


TOMATO: "But my name is Steve!"


Nobody asked you Steve. Nobody asked you.
 

Lanolin

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children...kids
footpath....sidewalk
cellphone...handphone

how bout some christianese

communion....eucharist
fasting....lent
pastor...vicar
minister....clergyman
hallelujah....alleluia
Jesus...Yeshua
choir....hillsong or CCM
 

Lynx

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I'll give you all those except fasting. Lent involves fasting, but is not a synonym for fasting.

And the "choir....hillsong or CCM" one made me grin.
 

Lanolin

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pharmacy or chemist.....drugstore
chips...french fries
 

Lynx

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Chemist... yeah, no, they don't do much chemistry any more. Pharmacists just count pills these days. No more mortar, no more pestle, no more mixing up prescriptions. Just counting prescriptions out.
 

TabinRivCA

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car......wheels
ride..…...lift
neat....cool
boot...….trunk of car
cell phone.....mobie
 

Susanna

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Tire - Tyre...but I guess they’re both pronounced the same way...but then, of course, when I say “tire” here in Texas, it’ll sound way different from an Englishman saying “tyre”.

😁
 

Susanna

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Also, we got a few funny things down here which I believe is strictly a Cajun thing😁,but I could be dead wrong lol.

Can you carry me to the store? Carry - Lift, Ride.

I’m making groceries. Making-buying.
 

Lanolin

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Tire - Tyre...but I guess they’re both pronounced the same way...but then, of course, when I say “tire” here in Texas, it’ll sound way different from an Englishman saying “tyre”.

😁
maybe some people say it ty-re or Tyah which is quite different to tire...?
hmm

but they dont always mean same thing. tire means you are bored or something, like Im tired of it!
a tyre is a rubber rim of a wheel.
 
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maybe some people say it ty-re or Tyah which is quite different to tire...?
hmm

but they dont always mean same thing. tire means you are bored or something, like Im tired of it!
a tyre is a rubber rim of a wheel.
In Texas TIRE is a rubber rim of a wheel😁.
 

JaumeJ

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Such as Tyre and Sidon. Tyere is commonly pronounced as the word tear as in teardrop.
 

Lanolin

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In Texas TIRE is a rubber rim of a wheel😁.
I suppose Texas used to be its own country so everyone speaks differently

everyone...y'all
poker....texas hold'em poker
mass shooting.....texas chainsaw massacre
fire...waco
KFC....texas chicken
nachos.....tex mex
sniper.....drive-by shooting
 

Lynx

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Y'all is not a Texas thing. It's a Suthern Thang. Y'all need to get out more down here in the Sowth.
 
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If a person is speaking English with an accent that a non native English speaking person finds odd, said person oftentimes will say it sounds like the person speaking sounds like a Texan. Even they’ve never heard a Texan speaking😂.
 

Lanolin

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If a person is speaking English with an accent that a non native English speaking person finds odd, said person oftentimes will say it sounds like the person speaking sounds like a Texan. Even they’ve never heard a Texan speaking😂.
weird..or not so weird if you are IN texas.

nobody says that here lol. Texas is too far away.
 

Lynx

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If a person is speaking English with an accent that a non native English speaking person finds odd, said person oftentimes will say it sounds like the person speaking sounds like a Texan. Even they’ve never heard a Texan speaking😂.
10-4, I gotcha. ;)

But Lanolin has no idea what you're talking about because she can't see my post that you're referring to.