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18 Words That Have A Different Meaning If You Went To School In Britain

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1. Benches.

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What it usually means: Something you sit on in a park.

What it meant in British schools: Basically the Iron Throne where you get to sit and look down upon the lower years.

2. Bulldog.

What it usually means: A kind of dog.What it meant in British schools: An insanely violent game that usually got banned, and then renamed after someone broke their arm.
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What it usually means: A kind of dog.

What it meant in British schools: An insanely violent game that usually got banned, and then renamed after someone broke their arm.

3. Hymns.

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What it usually means: Something you sing in church.

What it meant in British schools: Basically an hour of screaming so loudly you lose your voice.

4. Assembly.

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What it usually means: A group meeting.

What it meant in British schools: An endless period of time where you'd be forced to sit on hard chairs (or the floor) and listen to something extremely boring.

5. Parachute.

What it usually means: A thing pilots use.What it means in British schools: The greatest goddamn hour of your life.
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What it usually means: A thing pilots use.

What it means in British schools: The greatest goddamn hour of your life.

6. Goose.

What it usually means: An animal. What it meant in British schools: A word that meant all hell was going to break loose as you ran for your life.
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What it usually means: An animal.

What it meant in British schools: A word that meant all hell was going to break loose as you ran for your life.

7. Bundle.

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What it usually means: A pile of clothing.

What it meant in British schools: A borderline riot in the corridor that happened every time you had to get to your next lesson.

8. Peanut.

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What it usually means: A nut.

What it meant in British schools: The quickest way to disarm someone.

9. Wet play.

What it usually mean: Something vaguely filthy.What it meant in British schools: Getting to have the time of your life playing snakes and ladders in the classroom because it was raining outside.
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What it usually mean: Something vaguely filthy.

What it meant in British schools: Getting to have the time of your life playing snakes and ladders in the classroom because it was raining outside.

10. S.

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What it usually means: A letter

What it meant in British schools: A symbol of mystery and intrigue that somehow transcends time and space to appear on every child's maths book.

11. Butter.

What it usually means: A dairy product. What it meant in British schools: Something you urgently needed to test for with a flower from the field.
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What it usually means: A dairy product.

What it meant in British schools: Something you urgently needed to test for with a flower from the field.

12. Dinner lady.

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What it means: A lady in charge of dinner.

What it meant in British schools: The scariest people at the school, who threatened to tell your mum if you didn't eat all your broccoli.

13. Prefect.

What it usually means: A senior student. What it meant in British schools: The opportunity to be a total prick and lord it over people in your class who you didn't like.
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What it usually means: A senior student.

What it meant in British schools: The opportunity to be a total prick and lord it over people in your class who you didn't like.

14. Bleep test

What it normally means: A fitness test. What it meant in British schools: The most horrifying hour you will ever experience.
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What it normally means: A fitness test.

What it meant in British schools: The most horrifying hour you will ever experience.

15. Anthology.

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What it usually means: A collection of poems.

What it meant in British schools: A book you never want to look at again in your life.

16. DJ.

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What it means: Someone who plays music.

What it meant in British schools: A button you pressed on the keyboards in music lessons to annoy your teacher.

17. Game.

What it means: Some sort of competitive activity. What it means at British schools: Something that made absolutely no sense, but you just lost it anyway.
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What it means: Some sort of competitive activity.

What it means at British schools: Something that made absolutely no sense, but you just lost it anyway.

18. Rubber.

What it means: An eraser. What it meant in British schools: The most important decision-making tool you will ever own.
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What it means: An eraser.

What it meant in British schools: The most important decision-making tool you will ever own.