Cultural differences.

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I read an article the other day that made me chuckle.

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The list was long, but here are a few highlights.

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Yikes. I am in no way, shape or form a penny pincher…. ( the jury is still out on arse ) but I always box up my uneaten goodies. This has nothing to do with being cheap and everything to do with not wanting to cook dinner the next day. Of course we’re talking about English food here, so it really isn’t a surprise no one wants to bring that home.

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Okay, I’m doomed. We spent 18 years in the south.. and smothered with sausage gravy is my very favorite way to eat biscuits.

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Fanny means vagina? I had an aunt named Fanny. (crazy, but true) Then again, she was a nasty old biddy who should have embraced her latent homosexuality instead of living alone and miserable all of her bitter loveless life… so, okay.

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Side note… Googling ‘Aunt Fanny’ makes me realize I am woefully out of touch.

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It’s beginning to look like I won’t be able to cross England off my bucket list. I drink fresh brewed unsweetened iced tea every day, winter, spring, summer and fall. Why do Brits have such an aversion to ice?

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Oh good grief. I’ve always used spunky as an adjective. Looks like I’m going to have to rethink that…

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Uh oh.

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35 thoughts on “Cultural differences.”

      1. My great grandparents had 5 children. Only one boy. So the 4 girls had to learn farm work too. They became Aunt Bob, Pete, and John. But my grandmother’s nickname never stuck. She was to be Aunt Ole. Thank God it didn’t.

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  1. Got a few Fannies and a Fanny May in the Welsh branch of the family tree.
    One old flame of mine from England used to say after work: I am so tired and knocked up!
    I leaped out of my skin every time she said it …

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  2. Aunt Fanny, that is a character from the animated movie Robots, it’s hilarious! And here’s my opinion on the “Brits”…no you didn’t ask for it but when has that stopped me?
    They have offensive sayings as well that would make American’s shudder, like “You aren’t taking a Piss” which means in American translation “Seriously your kidding me.” Or “It’s Brass Monkeys Out” which to us normal people mean its cold out. Don’t even get me started on that the Brits think a biscuit is, for us its smothered in gravy for them its a damned cookie. When the f*** is a biscuit a COOKIE?!?! Just because they think it’s weird or inappropriate doesn’t make them right. Okay I’m just plain “Throwing a Wobbly” or here in the US, pissed off…..lol

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  3. Hahaha I love this post. I not long got out of a relationship with a guy in the USA and not all of these even came up. I didn’t know fanny/spunk weren’t a thing there but I did try iced tea over my tea usually being hot lol and experienced doggy bags. People in the UK yes don’t ask for a doggy bag take over but I love that over the USA. I like to make money stretch and I think it’s a good idea.

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  4. Oops pressed reply before I’d finished! Thongs here are knickers and pants aren’t trousers 🙂 meanwhile we asked for a box to bring the leftovers home from our afternoon tea.

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      1. Had that issue in most European Countries I visited. I made sure they understood I wanted it cold. Most realized that Americans liked it cold, so they kept some iced just for us Yanks.

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  5. My other half asked for some water in San Francisco, and had to repeat herself four or five times (she speaks like a BBC newsreader). Eventually the girl behind the counter retorted “Oh! you mean wadder”… two countries separated by a common language.

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  6. I have first-hand experience with everything on this list, and then some, being married to a Brit as I am. I’m with you on the “doggy bag.” I’ve done it a number of times from Indian restaurants in England and they always have to scramble to find a container to put it in. The husband’s family members who have been dining with us may look at us like we’re crazy, but more than likely I’ll be subjected to some verbal castigation along the lines of “it’s not the ‘done thing.'” However, Indian food tastes even better the next day, and I just hate waste. Throwing away perfectly good food is totally wasteful.

    And they call a fanny pack a “bum bag” over there.

    I have some really nice hand Aveda lotion that a student gave me for Christmas called “Hand Relief.” The husband nearly spit out his (hot, never iced) tea laughing when he saw that because hand relief over there means hand job.

    Finally, trump means fart. ‘Nuff said.

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