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Post by micsmy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:47 pm

moving to usa from uk, its interesting to learn new words for ones used in uk. have to be carefull when talking sometimes .lol.especially when going out for a fag.... anyone out there got any more on these?
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Post by hsargent » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:57 pm

I don't know the British reference to fag. It would not be one in the US which would be received well.
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Post by micsmy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:00 pm

fag is slang for cigarette......dont
know why????
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:20 pm

Mike, welcome to the forum.

I just wanted to mention that this site's search function uses an index of all the threads here. If you run a search for 'fag' (I suggest searching in the subject line only) you will find a good handful of previous discussions on this topic.
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:09 pm

.. my always favourite is the American fanny pack for what we call a bum bag .. their idea of a fanny is very different to what we understand to be a fanny ..

WoZ in Aus 28/01/08
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Post by JANE DOErell » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:26 pm

There is a moderately traveled blog, http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com , by one who has traveled the opposite direction. I find it an interesting site to visit about once a week.
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