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Old August 19, 2008, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by poli View Post
We still have differences in vocabulary. For example (one among many) just ask for an aubergine, and you'll get a funny look.
I didn't give you a context for SB, but it referred to a personal quality, probably a defect if I remember correctly.
If you asked me for an aubergine I would give you an eggplant...
All the same, I think British people probably understand American words better than the other way around (most of the films we watch over here are still Hollywood productions...). At least the box office hits are.
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