Go Back   getDare Forums > Truth OR Dare > Truth or Dare Stories > The Authors' Cafe

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2014, 05:48 AM   #1
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default UK-US Conversion Dictionary to Accompany Stories

In the stories on here there is often confusion between UK and US terminology. I often alternate between the two in my stories. So I thought about a conversion dictionary to help people decipher stories.

I'll start it off.

UK Lift
US Elevator

UK Torch
US Flashlight

UK Arse
US Ass

UK Fanny
US Vagina

UK Arse
US Fanny

UK Chips
US French Fries

UK Jam
US Jelly

UK Jelly
US Jello

UK Crisps
US Potato chips

UK Ground floor
US First floor

Any more contributions are welcome.
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2014, 06:16 AM   #2
StrawDog
Distinguished Member
 
StrawDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 914
Blog Entries: 11
Default

This is a good idea. Oh, and with fries/chips, to make it extra fun we do have fries too, as in the thin, crispy ones, that can also be called chips; though 'chip' chips are usually larger and more substantially cut. Ya dig?

Also:

U.S = pants
U.K = trousers

U.S = shorts
U.K = underpants, or pants

U.S = panties
U.K = knickers (old word, more polite, or used as mild insult, panties is modern, though may be seen as less polite)

U.S = candy (covers both sugar sweets and chocolate?)
U.K = sweets, though sugary/sour/gummy ones distinct from chocolate

U.S = cookies
U.K = biscuits (cookies are a type of biscuit)

U.S = sidewalk
U.K = pavement

U.S = apartments, an apartment
U.K = flats, a flat

U.S = pictures (building)
U.K = cinema
__________________
Likes/Dislikes/Limits are in my blog
StrawDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Some of these may need confirmation and/or correcting. My knowledge of US terminology is limited to TV and film.


UK: Bum
US: Ass

UK: Tramp
US: Bum

UK Tights
US: Pantyhose

UK: Petrol
US: Gasoline (gas)

UK: Trolley (shopping)
US: Cart

UK: Wank or wank off
US: Jerk or jerk off

UK: Braces
US: Suspenders

UK: Suspenders
US: Garter belt (is this right? Confirmation needed on this one!)

UK: Purse
US: Pocket book

UK: Wallet
US: Billfold

UK: Hospital trolley
US: Gurney

UK: Rubbish
US: Garbage, trash
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2014, 05:05 AM   #4
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

UK: To blow someone off means to give a blow job
US: To blow someone off means to ignore them or end relationship with them

I think I prefer the UK version myself
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 08:02 AM   #5
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default More conversions

UK: Spunk
US: Semen

UK: Wank off
US: Jerk off

UK: Pissed
US: Drunk

UK: Wasted
US: Drunk

UK: Well-oiled
US: Drunk

UK: Pickled
US: Drunk

UK Wrecked
US: Drunk

UK Stoned
US: Drunk

Stoned can also mean 'high on drugs' in both languages. It's the one thing we agree on

UK: Nappy
US Diaper

UK: Angry
US: Pissed
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #6
TheBitchofBitches
Senior Member
 
TheBitchofBitches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 104
Blog Entries: 5
Default

My personal favorite come in a pair.

US - Eraser
UK - Rubber

Then. ..

US - Rubber
UK - Condom

My friend told me about an embarrassing mix-up because of those differences in a words meaning.
__________________
http://www.getdare.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=209626
All Boys Boarding Camp 18+
TheBitchofBitches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 07:20 AM   #7
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBitchofBitches View Post
My friend told me about an embarrassing mix-up because of those differences in a words meaning.
Yeah I know, I was in a store in the US once and asked for a rubber.

The store assistant said, "Just one? Don't you want a pack of them?"

I replied "No, I don't make that many mistakes!"
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Wordsmiff for this post:
Old 01-03-2015, 08:05 AM   #8
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

UK: Trainers
US: Sneakers

Just thought I'd sneak that one in
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2015, 08:37 PM   #9
Clerisyberry
Member
 
Clerisyberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 71
Blog Entries: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordsmiff
UK: Wallet
US: Billfold
I believe "wallet" is also very customary where I live. I've never heard billfold used by anyone here: writing or speaking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBitchofBitches
US - Rubber
UK - Condom
Usually I call condoms "condoms", and most people I know also call them "condoms". Rubber is slang, albeit rarely used in my area of the US. People usually think "condom" when you say "rubber", though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordsmiff
UK: To blow someone off means to give a blow job
US: To blow someone off means to ignore them or end relationship with them
I'll be sure that the next time I want to end a relationship with or ignore someone from the UK, I'll blow 'em off. ;D

I'll contribute my own. Hopefully it's not been said!
UK: Knackered
US: Tired or Exhausted

Last edited by Clerisyberry; 01-26-2015 at 08:40 PM.
Clerisyberry is offline   Reply With Quote
The following user says Thank You to Clerisyberry for this post:
Old 01-29-2015, 02:36 AM   #10
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clerisyberry View Post
I believe "wallet" is also very customary where I live. I've never heard billfold used by anyone here: writing or speaking.



Usually I call condoms "condoms", and most people I know also call them "condoms". Rubber is slang, albeit rarely used in my area of the US. People usually think "condom" when you say "rubber", though.



I'll be sure that the next time I want to end a relationship with or ignore someone from the UK, I'll blow 'em off. ;D

I'll contribute my own. Hopefully it's not been said!
UK: Knackered
US: Tired or Exhausted
If you see any mistakes, then by all means correct them. I don't have all the answers. I want contributions from as many people as possible.

If there are mistakes, corect them, so that we can build a definitive list
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2016, 06:07 AM   #11
SwitchKinkyM
getDare Sweetheart
 
SwitchKinkyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 282
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StrawDog View Post
This is a good idea. Oh, and with fries/chips, to make it extra fun we do have fries too, as in the thin, crispy ones, that can also be called chips; though 'chip' chips are usually larger and more substantially cut. Ya dig?

Also:

U.S = pants
U.K = trousers

U.S = shorts
U.K = underpants, or pants

U.S = panties
U.K = knickers (old word, more polite, or used as mild insult, panties is modern, though may be seen as less polite)

U.S = candy (covers both sugar sweets and chocolate?)
U.K = sweets, though sugary/sour/gummy ones distinct from chocolate

U.S = cookies
U.K = biscuits (cookies are a type of biscuit)

U.S = sidewalk
U.K = pavement

U.S = apartments, an apartment
U.K = flats, a flat

U.S = pictures (building)
U.K = cinema
The US is big, so there are definitely variations from one part to the other. As for your last point though, I've never heard someone in the US refer to a cinema as pictures. It's always cinema or movie theater. Theater itself is used interchangeably between movies and stages (think ballet, musicals, opera, etc.).
__________________
SKM

30 M - Eastern US

Kinks - Bondage, Orgasm Control, Light CBT, and Chastity

Limits - Piss, Scat, Blood, Crossdressing, Messy, Illegal/Public, Permanent

Toys - Plug, Chastity cage, Bondage Rope, Clothespins


SwitchKinkyM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2017, 05:36 PM   #12
Wordsmiff
Distinguished Member
 
Wordsmiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 654
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SwitchKinkyM View Post
The US is big, so there are definitely variations from one part to the other. As for your last point though, I've never heard someone in the US refer to a cinema as pictures. It's always cinema or movie theater. Theater itself is used interchangeably between movies and stages (think ballet, musicals, opera, etc.).
In the UK, it was always a big event to 'go to the pictures' in the 60s and 70s. Now, with the advent of, first, VHS videos, and then DVDs, and now YouTube and downloads, it has become much less of an event. Many cinemas have closed down and become Bingo halls or become completely abandoned or demolished. I have no idea if this is the case in the US.

Last edited by Wordsmiff; 08-19-2017 at 05:38 PM. Reason: Typo
Wordsmiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 10:25 AM   #13
m55uk4younger
Distinguished Member
 
m55uk4younger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 613
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordsmiff View Post
In the UK, it was always a big event to 'go to the pictures' in the 60s and 70s. Now, with the advent of, first, VHS videos, and then DVDs, and now YouTube and downloads, it has become much less of an event. Many cinemas have closed down and become Bingo halls or become completely abandoned or demolished. I have no idea if this is the case in the US.
Try a really big IMAX (London/Manchester), size really does matter, lol
m55uk4younger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Advertisements

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc. - Dance and Play