10 Words That Mean VERY Different Things In Other Countries
If you love to travel or love to read books from different countries, you're probably aware that some words mean different things in other countries. There are many words that mean one thing
U.S - Angry
U.K - Drunk
Double meaning sentence- "I am really pissed"
U.S. - Buttery flaky baked bread
U.K. - Cookie
Use it in a sentence- "Would you like a biscuit?" (Either way, the answer is YES)
U.S. - Football
U.K/Latin America/Most of Europe - Soccer
Use it in a sentence- "Do you know how to play football?" (It depends)
U.S. - A wooden vehicle pulled by horses, mules etc.
Ireland - Unpleasant woman
Use it in a sentence - " What a wagon!" (This can only go two ways)
U.S. - To travel on or in a vehicle
Ireland - a ride: a hot person
-to ride: to have sex with
Use it in a sentence - "I need a ride" (At some point we all do)
U.S. - Means stately or impressive
Ireland - ‘grand’ simply means 'fine or alright’
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Use it in a sentence - "Today has been grand."
U.S. - a physical expression of affection that involves pressing lips against something or someone
Swedish - Means to pee
Use it in a sentence - "Where can we kiss?" (Somewhere dark, like an alley)
U.S. - A present
Germany - Poison
Use it in a sentence - "I have the perfect gift for you"
U.S. - Fog or drizzle
Use it in a sentence - What a misty day!
U.S. - means something is useful as “that came in handy’
Germany - Cell phone
Use it in a sentence- "Don't you just love Handy Tools!"
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