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British Terminology

Posted by on August 29, 2012
  • A zucchini is called a courgette.
  • Hex means password.
  • Rubbish = trash
  • Biscuits = cookies
  • Parcel = package
  • Flat = apartment
  • Petrol station instead of gas station
  • Pub for bar
  • Rocket is what they call arugula. So cool!

I’m sure there will be more, but learning is quite entertaining, if not often confusing. Pronunciation is also a hoot to hear here!

Also, in my quest to Sainsbury’s (common supermarket with unmistakable bright orange bags), I discovered that there is no flavored coffee creamer in the UK. I couldn’t even find half and half! It might be time to switch to milk and sugar. Perhaps I’ll even attempt to start drinking black coffee.

EDIT: And an umbrella is called a brolly! Adorable.

4 Responses to British Terminology

  1. Leanna

    Be careful, when I was in London we told some guy that we liked his pants, little did we know it means underwear…

  2. Dr S

    Brolly is one of my favorites. And try the “single cream” from the dairy section– it will pass for half and half.

  3. joe

    brolly isn’t cute… it’s just lazy. Those darn lazy Brits are ruining our language!

  4. Phoebe

    No half and half!? 🙁 Also, “rocket” is a great name for a vegetable