Things That Confuse You..

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by hornmeister, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Americans and herbs, sorry erbs.

    One was banging on about Cilantro earlier and I thought it was some new popular beat rap artist, but apparently it's what normal people call coriander.

    This got me thinking. Not only do Americans pronounce the word herbs weirdly, but they have different names or different pronunciations for a lot of them. Bayzil instead of basil for example. More so than their other corruptions of the English language. I'm betting the first famous American chef, Betty Crocker wasn't it? Had a speech impediment.

    Anyway I digress, anything that you find confusing?
     
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  2. HappyHornet24

    HappyHornet24 Crapster Staff Member

    Americans full stop.
     
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  3. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Agreed, Americans that are on holiday..
    Great phrase to use with them... There is no such thing as 'American English'. There is English. And there are mistakes." Goes down a fookin treat.....
    Plus to they one individual who sat there and tried to explain their gun laws. He particularly enjoyed my views on the second amendment.
    I believe you can buy an AR-15 before you can legally buy a beer in most States. Effin insane.
     
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  4. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    FIxed for you.
     
  5. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I think Betty Crocker was fictional...
     
  6. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    I think a lot of Americas are. I'm sure Trump is a Spitting Image puppet.
     
  7. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Just remembered another one.

    Originno instead of oreygarno.
     
  8. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    But this pales into insignificance next to calling a courgette a 'zucchini' and a swede a 'rutabaga'.
     
  9. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Why do they call Crisps Chips and Chips Fries?
     
  10. FromDiv4

    FromDiv4 Reservist

    Moving away from American bashing, and maybe more controversial..... Women's "logic"
     
  11. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Not confusing, but just irritating, is when they call the Buddha, 'Booder'. The rest of the world has followed the Indian tradition of around 25 centuries by calling him 'Buddha', why not Americans?
     
  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I can't believe it's not Buddha.
     
  13. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Very good! :D Completely lost on Americans though, unless they call butter,'booter'
     
  14. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    No such thing :D
     
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  15. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Damn you for getting that in before me.
     
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  16. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    No, that's people from Yorkshire.
     
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  17. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    The Kardashians

    They confuse me. Why on earth are they a thing?
     
  18. Apparently, what we call 'fat useless ****' is known in America as 'Britain Trump'.
     
  19. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    They call rocket ‘arugala’ too.

    We were on holiday there last year and this very sassy waitress in a diner was giving us some top notch American bantz for being English. She kept calling my partner’s dad ‘big daddy’ which we found hilarious because he’s so shy and awkward. By the time it came to pay she came and sat with us and started telling us about her divorce and what a piece of **** her ex husband was.... after 20 minutes of that we were itching to leave but what do you know, the ex husband worked there in the kitchen and was finishing his shift. So we were treated to another 20 minutes of them doing a stand up comedy routine for us. I nearly asked if I needed to tip him $20 as well.

    Take the hint, we’re British and we don’t like eye contact or talking to strangers. And don’t act like we live in a weird backwards country when you can be shot dead there by a police officer for putting your hand in your pocket.
     
  20. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    My mate lives in New York and he says they cannot understand you whatsoever if you ask for water in a bar or restaurant.

    You have to say it like ‘wader’ as in, like saying wad of cash with er on the end of wad. He refuses to do it so has endless back and forths trying to explain what water is.
     
  21. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Yep, they are a different species though.

    An ex colleague of mine spent thousands on marriage guidance with this hot shot specialist, it basically worked because he taught him how woman think and to not get wound up about it.
     
  22. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Why is it that when I let my stubble grow for a week or so and come to have a shave, I always subconsciously leave myself with a Hitler ‘tache? I always wipe the shaving foam of my top lip and before I know it I’m staring at myself in the mirror fresh out of the shower with wet hair flattened down to one side and a toothbrush moustache.

    It confuses me because I don’t realise I’m doing it, yet afterwards I always have the thought ‘I wonder what would happen if I went to work tomorrow with a Hitler ‘tache and a side parting?’
     
  23. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett First Year Pro

    I think the back story begins with their father .
    I believe he was OJ Simpson lawyer .
    Something like that.
     
  24. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I did exactly this yesterday and looked like this. 72D00E30-CA7B-46CC-A4F0-C4C0EC601C0A.jpeg
     
  25. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    People who say 'aks' instead of 'ask'.

    It's absolutely bizarre. Do they know they are wrong?
     
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  26. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Those who butcher the apostraphe.

    I saw someone on Twitter earlier who was clearly unhappy about the fact that players will be taking the knee before the Community Shield game. Guess what he said?

    "All life's matter!"

    He has no understanding of what an apostraphe works. Amazing that I have foreign friends who have a better grasp of the English language than he does! :D

    As for his political stance, I don't want to bring this thread off topic.
     
  27. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK Reservist

    Wireless mobile phone chargers. I like to think of myself as a logical man but I just don't get how that works.
     
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  28. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I always shave it off and say ‘The Chinese, a great bunch of lads!’
     
  29. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Nandos.
     
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  30. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    You mate must have a speech impediment or a terrible accent, then, because I travel to New York frequently and I have never, ever had a problem asking for water (or anything else, for that matter).
     
  31. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I can confidently say, never heard anyone say that.

    Finding someone saying that would be a hard taks IMO.
     
  32. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    You don't need to plug it in. Next.
     
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  33. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    I was going to say religion. But actually i get why people want to believe in there being more to this ***** we call life.
     
  34. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

    Minecraft. ******* hell.
     
  35. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    In Vegas, at the cr*ps tables, they simply don't understand an English person saying the word "eight".
     

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