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10 Words That Mean VERY Different Things In Other Countries

In Ireland, 'ride' means something TOTALLY different...

 

If you love to travel or love to read books from different countries, you're probably aware that some words mean different things in other countries. There are many words that mean one thing 

 

 

1. Pissed

 

U.S - Angry

U.K - Drunk

 

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Double meaning sentence- "I am really pissed"

 

2. Biscuit

  

 U.S. -  Buttery flaky baked bread

 U.K. - Cookie

 

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Use it in a sentence- "Would you like a biscuit?" (Either way, the answer is YES)

 

3. Football

  

 U.S. - Football

 U.K/Latin America/Most of Europe - Soccer

 

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Use it in a sentence- "Do you know how to play football?" (It depends)

 

 

4. Wagon

 

U.S. - A wooden vehicle pulled by horses, mules etc.

Ireland - Unpleasant woman

 

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Use it in a sentence - " What a wagon!" (This can only go two ways)

 

5. Ride

 

 U.S. -  To travel on or in a vehicle

 Ireland - a ride: a hot person

               -to ride: to have sex with

 

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Use it in a sentence - "I need a ride" (At some point we all do)

 

 6. Grand

 

    U.S. - Means stately or impressive

    Ireland - ‘grand’ simply means 'fine or alright’

 

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Use it in a sentence - "Today has been grand."

 

 

7. Kiss

 

U.S. - a physical expression of affection that involves pressing lips against something or someone

Swedish - Means to pee

 

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 Use it in a sentence -  "Where can we kiss?" (Somewhere dark, like an alley)

 

8. Gift

 

U.S. -  A present

Germany - Poison

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Use it in a sentence - "I have the perfect gift for you" 

 

9. Mist

 

U.S. - Fog or drizzle

Germany- Manure

 

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Use it in a sentence - What a misty day! 

 

10. Handy

 

U.S. - means something is useful as “that came in handy’

Germany - Cell phone

 

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Use it in a sentence- "Don't you just love Handy Tools!"

 

 

 

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