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    If I need someone to repeat something, I just say "Pardon?"

    And I forgot all about the term "over yonder." Haven't heard it in a long time...
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    You guys call roundabouts traffic circles? See i find that "weird", just as you may find "Alright" & "Cheers" weird. My brother went to University in Scotland & he couldn't understand the Scottish accent at all for weeks!

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    This is the first time I've been able to catch up on this thread and all the way thru it!! Being as Florida is the melting pot of basically everywhere else I hear them all coming thru the grocery store. I've gotten so used to it that I can almost tell you where you are from by what's ordered at the deli counter....little things like the "grinder" thing is typically someone from Massachusetts, BBQ ham is a midwestern thing, chip-chop is also sort of midwestern or southern as well, and basically NOBODY from up in the northeast eats YELLOW (and yes we call it yellow even tho it's orange, I know, but that's us southerners for ya) american cheese.

    Anyways!! I'm rambling off subject, but I was having a blast reading this thread and had to throw in my cent and a half for the evening.

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    There are so many different sayings in England.

    A grocery cart is a trolley, where I come from pop/soda is fizzy if someone asks you if you're ok, and you are, the correct response is sound as a pound.
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    People are often referrred to as gits e.g. he's a lucky git, he's a total git.
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    My New England friends say "I'm all set."

    For example,
    "Would you like some more pasta?"
    "No, thanks. I'm all set."

    They also request activities by beginning questions with "Do you want to."

    "Do you want to turn off the light in the kitchen?"
    "Why, yes! I really really really WANT to."

    My Midwestern friends say "come with" when inviting a friend on an excursion.
    "We're all going to the movies. Do you want to come with?"

    Here in Oregon, rather than saying "Yep, uh-huh," we say "Gotcha."

    "That canary yellow MG is not a practical car, Shayla. Don't buy it. You'll spend your weekends fixing it up!"
    "Ok, gotcha."

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    How 'bout:

    "That dog don't hunt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phat32
    Huh. In England, it's also "take-away" and "chemists". I'd be interested in hearing from the Ozzies (Australians) on this one. Anyone?
    In Australia it's also "take-away" and "chemists".

    Some other differences between the US and Australia that I can think of off the top of my head.

    Thongs, we wear ours on our feet. I'm not sure what you call them, flip flops?
    Root, in the US you root for a team, in Australia that's what Betty and Bob do in private
    Our car's don't have trunks, they have boots and they don't have hoods, they have bonnets.
    Our generic term for pop/soda is "soft drink".
    You cook with bell peppers, we call them Capsicums.
    In a city, you have a downtown, we have a CBD (central business district)
    You have egg rolls, we have spring rolls.
    You have cotton candy, we have fairy floss.
    You have papaya, we have paw paw.

    that's all I can think off at the moment, I know there are heaps more

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozjod
    In Australia it's also "take-away" and "chemists".

    Some other differences between the US and Australia that I can think of off the top of my head.

    Thongs, we wear ours on our feet. I'm not sure what you call them, flip flops?
    It's an age thing too....thongs used to be the sandals on your feet. The cheap plastic ones. Now it's underwear I won't let my 9 year old buy. but they do have some pretty cool flip flops that I mistakenly in an old age called thongs...they were very confused.
    I could go east, I could go west, it was all up to me to decide. Just then I saw a young hawk flyin' and my soul began to rise. ~Bob Seger

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    I'll have to come back here and make a long list when I'm not so tired, but here's three to start...

    Fiddle farting around.
    Bless your heart.
    S*^#t fire.
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