You would think that two countries who are such close allies, whose residents travel back and forth between the two said countries ALL THE FLIPPIN’ TIME, and who speak the same language would be better able to communicate, right? But when it comes to the United Kingdom and the United States, nope, that’s not necessarily the case.
One of my closest friends, Pippa, lives on the southern coast of England. She and her husband, Pete come to the U.S. about once or twice a year, and Joe and I do our best to hang out with them a couple of times during their (usually) 2-week vacation. OK, OK….holiday. Because there’s a prime example. WE call it a “vacation,” but THEY call it a “holiday.” Really? REALLY? Pippa and I have had LOTS of conversations about what she calls this and what I call that and why can’t our two countries, who speak the same frickin’ language, call the same thing by the same word??? But until they do (and let’s face it – it ain’t gonna happen), laughing at the differences never gets old. As this video plainly shows…
(Heads up that there are a couple of slight NSFW words written in the very beginning of this)
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