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25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning For Londoners

Success = Getting off the tube right in front of the exit. Let's do this again.

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1. "Escalators"

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Usually means: Handy moving stairs that are basically everywhere.

In London means: Handy moving stairs that are basically everywhere AND YET SOME PEOPLE DON'T SEEM TO KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.

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5. "Deposit"

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Usually means: Broadly attainable sum of money, used to partially purchase a house.

In London means: The GDP of a minor Eastern European country, used to partially purchase a much smaller house.

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17. "River"

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Usually means: Flowing water.

In London means: Flowing... something. Look, it's definitely not water, even if there was a whale in it. Also a handy way to get out of doing things you don't want to do, since you can always be "on the wrong side" of it.

18. "Pulled pork"

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Usually means: A rare treat.

In London means: A localised humanitarian disaster. It's everywhere. Absolutely everywhere. Babies in Hoxton have to be weaned on it, and leftovers are piled high in dumpsters thoughout East London.

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23. "Craft beer"

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Usually means: Carefully made, small batch, high quality beer.

In London means: Basically normal beer, but a bit darker and more expensive. / A good way to get rid of 5 quid you didn't want any more.