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    So, what are the most used words in British?

    I know you guys use a lot of " quite often, quite this quite that ...
    what else?

    oh, and you say half past seven, quarten past five ...
    and Have you got - instead of do you have
    and lift/elevator chip/fries

    (im not saying one is better than the other, i just want to know the big differences)

    EDIT: I meant the words in British that are very used and not so common in other dialects
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    I thought "Ok" was the most used word, might be wrong
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    Erm... you meant 'quite' not 'quiet', didn't you? Anyway, the most common word in English is actually 'the' and then 'of', 'to', 'and', 'a/n'...

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    1. the
    2. be
    3. to
    4. of
    5. and
    6. a
    7. in
    8. that
    9. have
    10. I
    11. it
    12. for
    13. not
    14. on
    15. with
    16. he
    17. as
    18. you
    19. do
    20. at
    21. this
    22. but
    23. his
    24. by
    25. from
    26. they
    27. we
    28. say
    29. her
    30. she
    31. or
    32. an
    33. will
    34. my
    35. one
    36. all
    37. would
    38. there
    39. their
    40. what
    41. so
    42. up
    43. out
    44. if
    45. about
    46. who
    47. get
    48. which
    49. go
    50. me
    51. when
    52. make
    53. can
    54. like
    55. time
    56. no
    57. just
    58. him
    59. know
    60. take
    61. people
    62. into
    63. year
    64. your
    65. good
    66. some
    67. could
    68. them
    69. see
    70. other
    71. than
    72. then
    73. now
    74. look
    75. only
    76. come
    77. its
    78. over
    79. think
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    82. after
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    85. how
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    88. first
    89. well
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    91. even
    92. new
    93. want
    94. because
    95. any
    96. these
    97. give
    98. day
    99. most
    100. us
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    "it?", "Awful", 'today', "isn't", "weather"
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    "The" and "be" are widely believed to the top two.
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    "yeah" "like" "whatever"
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    I'm assuming you don't want to know the most used words in British English, but those used that aren't really used in other variations?

    So:

    - chips
    - lift
    - tap
    - sink
    - boot
    - holiday
    - university (instead of school)
    - biscuits (instead of cookies)
    - film (instead of movie)
    etc.
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    "F*ck"
    "C*nt"
    "W*nker"
    "T*sser*
    "B*stard*
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    (Original post by jeh_jeh)
    - university (instead of school)
    Really we use university instead of college if you're comparing it to American English. And when people say college what they usually mean is something that's actually more like high school. But that depends on the context, it's sometimes used to mean other things too.

    Some important ones to remember (again, assuming you're comparing it to American English):

    Pants = underwear not trousers
    Fanny = vagina not bottom
    Spaz = offensive word for someone with cerebral palsy
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Really we use university instead of college if you're comparing it to American English. And when people say college what they usually mean is something that's actually more like high school. But that depends on the context, it's sometimes used to mean other things too.

    Some important ones to remember (again, assuming you're comparing it to American English):

    Pants = underwear not trousers
    Fanny = vagina not bottom
    Spaz = offensive word for someone with cerebral palsy
    I have a friend who goes to grad school in Chicago, and another who goes to school (university) in Philadelphia. I've never heard an American person use university, really. But, yeah, I agree on the colllege point.

    I'd say 'spaz' is offensive to people with any sort of physical (mainly motor) disability but, yeah, it originated from cerebral palsy.

    Oh, if you're comparing British and Australian English, thongs are flipflops and not underwear...!
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    Bull**** sounds like a nice word too
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    Laugh out loud

    Well in a virtual sense
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    (Original post by jeh_jeh)
    I have a friend who goes to grad school in Chicago, and another who goes to school (university) in Philadelphia. I've never heard an American person use university, really. But, yeah, I agree on the colllege point.
    Yeah I suppose they do quite often say "school" when referring to university in America. But the point is university is a particular level of school, not just a general term for school, which is something your original post didn't make clear.
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    (Original post by Psyk)
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    I've only just noticed - your location is Leamington Spa! Nice! (Me, too).
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    gotta be "Like", you know what I mean like ..
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    At the moment, I'd say "to", "be" and "fair". And perhaps "not" "gonna" and "lie".
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