Top Ten Ways/Phrases for a British Person to Confuse an American

IronSabbathPriest
A lot of people say the British get confused easily. Well let's see how many of these you'll understand!

The Top Ten

1 Offer them a Crumpet

I'm an American and I understand most of these things. - nintendofan126

Like a British biscuit? It sounds like a word for weed test or something. - MetalObsessed

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2 Arrange to meet them outside Tesco's

This sounds like Taco Bell but British version. No offense. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

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3 Pull over next to them in a black taxi
4 When you pull over, pull over in the car park

People, please. Stop trying to guess things. This is just going by the English spellings/the way they're said/whatever. And you probably know the majority of the items already but this list was made for fun. I know I should've put that in the description, but hey. I was half way through me fag. - IronSabbathPriest

The parking lot? A parking space? - Songsta41

5 Get out a paper and pencil and ask for a rubber

I actually know what the British kind of rubber is since I'm friends with some Brits on here. - funnyuser

"Why are you scribbling over your answer? You should've used a rubber" - Puga

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6 Go down the Chippy

Is this a fast food chain or something? - MetalObsessed

7 Offer to go and smoke a fag

Although I'm not British, I do know that a fag is a cigarette. I spend too much time online... - Merilille

The meaning of "fag" that I know just makes this sound weird - ryanrimmel

8 Put the shopping in the boot of the car

Yeah, well, we know what the bonnet is, too. Get over yourself.

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9 Use the metric system

Are ya kidding. It's TEN times easier than the American system. Over here, we actually can walk and chew gum at the same time--at least half of us, anyway.

Plenty of us use the Metric system, it's simple

I sorta kinda maybe know the metric system.Celsius, however, confuses the heck out of me. - Teravolt1422

10 Put on a wooly jumper V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Offer them a Full English
12 Call the fuzz on them V 1 Comment
13 Put on trackies V 2 Comments
14 Refer to the times when you were in primary school

I would understand the last 2. Primary school is like elementary school and secondary school is like middle and high school. But I don't get the rest of the items. - cosmo

I understand this one and ten. Mainly because that is how they are reffeered to in Mexico. - AnonymousChick

15 Tell them to take the lift V 1 Comment
16 Stuff a flannel in their mouth
17 Perform the full monty and kiss each other's arses

This is just stupid. Who added this? - icthruu

18 Refer to the times when you were in secondary school

Secondary school is like Middle or high school and primary school is elementary. Intermediate is also in the US. - MetalObsessed

19 Report them to the coppers V 1 Comment
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1. Offer them a Crumpet
2. Arrange to meet them outside Tesco's
3. Pull over next to them in a black taxi
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1. Get out a paper and pencil and ask for a rubber
2. Offer to go and smoke a fag
3. Use the metric system
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