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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    americanized words

    just want to clear something up

    in a car what is your name for the clutch (im assuming you have manual cars)

    UK// US
    Accelerator// Gas
    Brake// Brake
    Clutch//?????
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    I think it's the same (clutch).

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    WHAT.... do the Americans really use brakes???

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    Yeah - it's clutch...

    Gas and accelerator are interchangable - I actually use accelerator more.

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    well that cleared that one up!
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    Originally posted by ihsir
    WHAT.... do the Americans really use brakes???
    LoL, Americans aren't bad drivers. We are just fast. Do you have a speed problem? Scared of driving over 50 kph?
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    More...

    Int'l / US

    Civilisation / Civilization
    -ise / -ize (mostly)
    football / soccer
    lift / elevator
    chips / fries
    jelly / jello

    ...
    need more!!!
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    trolley / wheelbarrow
    kip / nap

    i know quite a few but they're more england specific... Some of my family is english (the rest scotish and irish) so i hear a lot of odd stuff.
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    >Germany is the one with the autoban, not the US.

    Whooooohoooooooooo !!!!

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    hm

    How much is one kph expressed in km/h? (what does kph stand for?)
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    > How much is one kph expressed in km/h? (what does kph stand for?)

    kph and km/h are the same thing - both are kilometers per hour

    > Some off us acculy go the speed limmit and are critized because of it.

    That's because you people get in my way when I'm late for work!

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    >That's because you people get in my way when I'm late for work!

    Two words... paved shoulder !
    (thats the extreme left of the roadway for you Brits)

    Heres one: the letter 'Z'
    pronounced 'zee' in US
    pronounced 'zed' elsewhere

    US//World
    sofa//couch (chesterfeild)
    soda//pop
    color//colour
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    Michigan//US
    pop//soda

    You cook with soda, you drink pop!

    > Two words... paved shoulder !

    Two more - road construction

    There's a reason Michigan's state statue's considered the highway worker....

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    i have a buddy from Seattle who says the same...pop is sweet. soda is carbonated water...

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    > Some off us acculy go the speed limmit and are critized because of it.

    That's because you people get in my way when I'm late for work!
    <<

    I only have a learner's permit and you people get in my way!

    Here we basically call everything soda, coke (it may sound stupid but a lot of the time I'll just say "What kind of coke do you want?"), or a drink. Pop is that annoying music they alway play on Y-100 (local radio station)...

    >>sofa//couch

    I don't know about you, but I have a couch, not a sofa .

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