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21 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In England

We invented English, yet no one understands the language like us.

1. “Tea”

What it usually means: Optional hot drink.
What it means in England: Mandatory life fuel.

2. “Interesting”

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What it usually means: A verbal signal that you find the other person fascinating.
What it means in England: A verbal signal that you want the other person to go away.

3. “Football”

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What it usually means: Enjoyable game and international language.
What it means in England: Sixty years of misery, then you die.

4. “Rain”

What it usually means: Unfortunate, infrequent state of weather.
What it means in England: Default.

5. “Sarcasm”

What it usually means: Occasional form of very dry humour.
What it means in England: Default.

6. “Drunk”

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What it usually means: Occasional state of being.
What it means in England: Default.

7. “Vat”

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What it usually means: A large container.
What it means in England: The annoying reason why everything is slightly more expensive than it should be.

8. “Round”

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What it usually means: Circular.
What it means in England: Drinks. This is something you can never skip.

9. “Flat”

What it usually means: Level surface.
What it means in England: Place to live.

10. “Roast”

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What it usually means: A method of preparing meat.
What it means in England: A weekly meal that is the best thing ever. Includes roasted meat.

11. “Cheers”

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What it usually means: Shouts of encouragement.
What it means in England: Thanks. Or let’s get drunk.

12. “Jammy”

What it usually means: Covered in jam.
What it means in England: Lucky.

13. “Cowboy”

What it usually means: Person on a horse doing a great job.
What it means in England: Person in a white van doing a sub-standard job.

14. “Trainer”

What it usually means: Person who helps you train.
What it means in England: Shoe that helps you run.

15. “Mac”

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What it usually means: Type of computer.
What it means in England: Raincoat.

16. “Cunt”

What it usually means: Highly offensive word.
What it means in England: Definitely still offensive, just not as offensive. Unless you’re Australian.

17. “Allotment”

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What it usually means: An amount allotted to a person.
What it means in England: Where your grandad grew veg until the council started messing about and selling off bits of it.

18. “Tube”

 

What it usually means: Hollow cylinder.
What it means in England: Hollow cylinder filled with people and sweat and hate.

19. “Fortnight”

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What it usually means: Castle in the dark.
What it means in England: Two weeks.

20. “Brew”

 

What it usually means: Beer.
What it means in England: Tea.

21. “Pub”

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What it usually means: Drinking establishment.
What it means in England: Second home.

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