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Thread: US - UK Dictionary

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    <blockquote id="quote" class="ffs">quote:Originally posted by Robert5988
    After many years going to America, we still get caught out.

    Tie on labels = Tags

    Tell someone we have Blue Tits and Great Tits in the garden.

    Don't tell someone you will 'give them a tinkle'
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    Lol [msnsmile2]
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    <blockquote id="quote" class="ffs">quote:Originally posted by Robert5988
    After many years going to America, we still get caught out.

    Tie on labels = Tags

    Tell someone we have Blue Tits and Great Tits in the garden.

    Don't tell someone you will 'give them a tinkle'
    [/quote]
    And don't ask if you can borrow a fag or a rubber, either
    Keith


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    american's once asked us how long we were in orlando for and we said a fortnight , laugh] they just smiled and walked away [msneek]


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    Reversing this thread a bit - what is the US equivalent to the UK word - tenement - as in building.


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    It is like an apartment building?
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    Yes, but of the older/poorer variety - I am talking about 1860 - 1890 time so probably relevant to New York or another well established city.


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    According to my research on the internet it is a tenement.

    TENEMENTS. The New York City Tenement House Act of 1867 defined a tenement as any rented or leased dwelling that housed more than three independent families. Tenements were first built to house the waves of immigrants that arrived in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s, and they represented the primary form of urban working-class housing until the New Deal.
    Lyn


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    Thanks Lyn - a common terminology across the Pond !


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