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    Creeping Americanisation

    Caught myself referring to the glove compartment today, ugh!

    Can't even remember what its proper name is.
    Last edited by Fantom; 14th-December-2017, 08:40.

    #2
    Glove box....
    He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

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      #3
      No shops anymore they're all stores. A match is a game too.
      He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.

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        #4
        I really enjoy throwing "fortnight" and "lift" - both types- into sentences when I'm talking to Americans.

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          #5
          Originally posted by i_like_cake View Post
          Glove box....
          Nope, it's the dash box.

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            #6
            I'll be in the cold cold ground before I ever call a roundabout a traffic circle.

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            Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
            Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Miguel Sanchez View Post
              I'll be in the cold cold ground before I ever call a roundabout a traffic circle.

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              now your just making **** up
              "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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                #8
                I've heard the crescent referred to as "the mall"
                It's a bleedin shopping centre
                The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
                - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by i_like_cake View Post
                  Glove box....
                  Pistol box
                  I am the million man.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hugged Rugger View Post
                    now your just making **** up
                    On the level that's what they call them.

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                    Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                    Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Hugged Rugger View Post
                      now your just making **** up
                      They're rotaries (and terrifying is true) in Massachusetts. They just bomb onto them and aim for their exit.

                      http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2...ting-rotaries/

                      The Bay State currently claims the prestigious national title for most rotaries, with over 100 mini NASCAR tracks dotting the roads statewide. Rotaries tend to lack any sort of order, allowing drivers to dance freely among one another. But such a frenetic waltz brings safety concerns, as the snobby Saab driver who was clearly in the wrong when you rear-ended him would be happy to explain. Adding lane lines, officials say, will add necessary structure to reduce accidents.
                      I am the million man.

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                        #12
                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundabout
                        Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                        Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                          #13
                          My son says trash can and no amount of beatings* have knocked it out of him
                          Yes he says mall
                          I've also caught him saying elevator

                          I blame American ****ing cartoons like Regular ****ing Show etc etc


                          * He's 19, 6 foot and built like a **** brickhouse and well able to dish it out before someone decides to report me to child services
                          Life is good

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                            #14
                            Using nouns that were derived from verbs as verbs

                            To Burglarize a house. To Author a book. To Coronate a champion. To Protest something.

                            Normalcy, ouster.

                            I don't mind Mall too much but not, under any circumstances, when it is pronounced to rhyme with Ball.

                            Restroom, Bathroom or Cloakroom when they mean Toilet.

                            I even overheard a Student, the other day, say that he was "perspirating" FFS, although it could have been worse, he might have been perspirationing, I suppose.

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                              #15
                              Cubby hole was what came to mind but sounded daft but I looked it up in wikipedia where it says:

                              In South Africa, cubby-hole is the word for a glove compartment in a vehicle. This usage is also common in Barbados, Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as parts of Southern Minnesota and Northwest Wyoming.
                              No mention of here or England?

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