Tuesday, December 1, 2009

American English is a lot different.......

A lot of differences between the english we speak back in india and in america......
indian---american
petrol--- gas (even if its not gas)
petrol bunk---- gas station
lift---elevator
zero-- '0' as in ohhhhh
curd---yogurt
bath room--restroom/washroom
injection---shot... as in flu shot.
parcel---- they say it.... to go....
we call it
zebra crossing-- they call it cross walk
footpath or pavement----- they call it side walk.
football---- they call it soccer...
rugby--- they call it football..
squash-- they call it racket ball
table tennis-- they call it ping-pong..
xerox---photocopy
In india if we say lift to ask some one to drop u somewhere...-- in america... they say it.,.. i want a ride...

we say bill please...-- they say check !!!!

we usually put arms around our friends ( am talking about same sex frnds) it is quite common in india... but if we do the same thing in america they call it GAY..... ha ha ha

Cheers,
Umesh

2 comments:

  1. 'ping-pong' This is a lovely word for table tennis. I came to know it from the movie forest gump.

    About Putting Arm, Thank God u informed me!!

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  2. nice one buddy...
    Xerox is, of course, an incorrect word for photocopy... we Indians say it incorrectly...

    Bishwarup

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