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Return of the Foggiest Notion
"Here are some more British English expressions used in everyday life, the press, television and novels that sometimes mystify the rest of us. I'll give the North American equivalent. Good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
If your trolley has gone missing in the UK, what has happened in American English?
You've lost your shopping cart.
You've missed your streetcar or bus.
You've lost your bet.
You've lost your fishing gear.
If you've "pulled" in a British disco or club, what have you done?
You've had too much to drink.
You've drawn the shortest straw; therefore you're the designated driver.
You've attracted someone.
You've failed to attract someone's attention.
What does "to slag off" someone mean in British usage?
To say someone's wonderful
To dry them off
To punch someone out
To speak badly about someone or rag them playfully
If you see the term OAP while touring the UK, to whom or to what does it refer?
A senior citizen or retiree
An immigrant, therefore highly derogatory
A soft bread roll
A hereditary title in Parliament
If you're in a Wendy house in the UK, where are you?
You're in the doghouse, on probation from your spouse.
You're in a playhouse for children, so you'd better duck.
You're in the outhouse, or outside toilet.
You're in an insane asylum.
What is a flytipper or fly tipper in the UK?
A fly fisherman or woman
The Little Dipper in Cockney rhyming slang
Someone who doesn't tip much in a bar or who gives 'chump change'
An illegal rubbish or trash dumper in the countryside
Which of the following is NOT a beverage in the UK?
Bubble and Squeak
If you're working as a supply teacher in the UK, what is the American equivalent?
A special education teacher
An economics teacher
A shop teacher (industrial arts)
A substitute teacher
If you like your tipple in British usage, what do you like?
Booze, alcoholic beverages, wine
Dancing, or "tripping the light fantastic"
Your rocking chair or recliner
If you need a "skip" in British English, what do you require?
A trash dumpster
A ride somewhere
A run or a walk
A jump to start your stalled car (with jumper cables)
If you're in the bog in Great Britain, where are you in North America?
A traffic jam
The john ( or bathroom in more familiar terms)
Which of the following British terms does NOT refer to a sandwich or one of its components?
Which one of these food items is NOT sweet in the UK?
Do you want to go to a boot sale in the UK? You'll need to know what it is first however. Any ideas?
A big shoe sale at the shoe stores
A tailgate sale, or perhaps, flea market from your vehicle
A sale of repossessed vehicles
If you need your 'cozzie' in the UK, where are we?
In bed, you'd like your hotwater bottle to keep you warm
At a bar, it's a drink
Going swimming, it's a swimsuit
At home, it's a term for a nice cuppa, tea of course
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Compiled Oct 24 13