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I just have a random question...My mom bought a British Land Rover, and it calls gas stations here, petrol stations. I just wonder why we use different words for the same exact stuff???
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because you americans took our language and decided to change it. its petrol.
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(Original post by AmericanChick)
I just have a random question...My mom bought a British Land Rover, and it calls gas stations here, petrol stations. I just wonder why we use different words for the same exact stuff???
because it is like totally awesome-duh!
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because you americans took our language and decided to change it. its petrol.
Petrol is the correct (i.e. British) way of saying it.
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I didn't say it shouldn't be petrol. :hmpf: In fact it has a nice ring to it! Petrol...Gas sounds like someone let one rip. lol.
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see? you people indulge in foolish follies. Its petrol, just like crisps, chips, etc
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like so toally not fetch.ewwwwwwww
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(Original post by AmericanChick)
I didn't say it shouldn't be petrol. :hmpf: In fact it has a nice ring to it! Petrol...Gas sounds like someone let one rip. lol.
I think both petrolium and gasoline are correct, actually. Maybe I'm wrong, though... wouldn't surprise me.
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I didn't say it shouldn't be petrol. :hmpf: In fact it has a nice ring to it! Petrol...Gas sounds like someone let one rip. lol.
Gas is a state of matter. It's what happens when you heat up a liquid. Petrol, on the other hand, is something that goes in cars and aeroplanes to make them go.
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see? you people indulge in foolish follies. Its petrol, just like crisps, chips, etc
Am I sensing some bitterness towards american words? Why do you call frys chips? :confused:
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Am I sensing some bitterness towards american words? Why do you call frys chips? :confused:
oi! why do you guys call chips fries!
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Am I sensing some bitterness towards american words? Why do you call frys chips? :confused:
:eek: *fries. and we call them chips because that's what they are. they're not always fried y'know
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Am I sensing some bitterness towards american words? Why do you call frys chips? :confused:
Why do you call trousers pants?
Frys is a chocolate brand here.
Why do you call crisps, chips?
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:eek: *fries. and we call them chips because that's what they are. they're not always fried y'know
True, they're not. Hmm...ya know wut? I dont know why we call them fries. :rolleyes:
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why do you call pop sickles Ice lollies?
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(Original post by Onearmedbandit)
I think both petrolium and gasoline are correct, actually. Maybe I'm wrong, though... wouldn't surprise me.
Both words refer to the same thing in both countries... it's just that the British happen to call it petrol while the Americans call it gasoline. Some American words are just WRONG however - such as calling crisps "chips". I qualify this by saying that they say they call chips "fries" when we all know that it's not true. "Fries" come from McDonalds / Burger King etc, CHIPS are great big deep fried chunks of potato, and come with stuff fried in batter. Anything fried in batter in fact.

Oh and sidewalks. That's also wrong. Sidewalks are made of wood, my American friends, so what you have at the side of the road are pavements.


Err... anyway... I can't remember what this thread is about.
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yeah what TK said. They aren't always fried. I am only bitter of the fact that they don't make any sense.
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oh but there is one american word i like. pantyhoes,instead of tights! that is fab.
actually i like fannypack too instead of bumbag. hee hee.
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why do you call pop sickles Ice lollies?
because what the hell is a sickle? ice lollies are made of frozen goodness!
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oh but there is one american word i like. pantyhoes,instead of tights! that is fab.
actually i like fannypack too instead of bumbag. hee hee.
fannypack? rofl
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