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21 Words That Mean Something Else When You're A British Muslim

Did I say boyfriend? I mean boy friend. As in a boy who is a friend. I SWEAR.

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9. "Israel and Palestine"

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What it usually means: Two countries with a complicated relationship.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Two countries with a complicated relationship which, when discussed, evokes passionate emotion in your friends and clogs up your News Feed.

11. "Gelatin"

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What it usually means: An ingredient found in sweets that you don't really notice or care about.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: An ingredient that you avoid like the plague, meaning you basically can't eat any good sweets.

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13. "Gin"

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What it usually means: A delicious spirit, best served with tonic.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Creatures made of smokeless fire, which are the basis of every horror story you've heard.

15. "Date"

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What it usually means: Two people getting together for a meal or a drink, the beginning of a relationship.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A fruit eaten at sunset to break your fast after a very halal day of no relationships or food.

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20. "One Direction"

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What it usually means: The most popular boy band on the planet.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: The only direction that you need to know in order to pray.