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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 drawn the shortest straw; therefore you're the designated driver.
You've had too much to drink.
You've failed to attract someone's attention.
You've attracted someone.
What does "to slag off" someone mean in British usage?
To say someone's wonderful
To speak badly about someone or rag them playfully
To punch someone out
To dry them off
If you see the term OAP while touring the UK, to whom or to what does it refer?
A soft bread roll
A senior citizen or retiree
An immigrant, therefore highly derogatory
A hereditary title in Parliament
If you're in a Wendy house in the UK, where are you?
You're in an insane asylum.
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.
What is a flytipper or fly tipper in the UK?
An illegal rubbish or trash dumper in the countryside
Someone who doesn't tip much in a bar or who gives 'chump change'
A fly fisherman or woman
The Little Dipper in Cockney rhyming slang
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 substitute teacher
A shop teacher (industrial arts)
A special education teacher
An economics 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?
The john ( or bathroom in more familiar terms)
A traffic jam
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 tailgate sale, or perhaps, flea market from your vehicle
A sale of repossessed vehicles
A big shoe sale at the shoe stores
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 Jun 28 12