British English Quiz
If a Brit tells you she has a flat, it means she
- Apartments are called "flats" in the United Kingdom.
If you're shopping for sneakers in London, ask for
- "Wellies" are waterproof boots. "Smalls" refers to underwear.
A Brit looking for a new "jumper" in America should check a store that sells
- "Jumper" is one of the British words that got cut from U.S. editions of Harry Potter.
In England, you would find a "pelican crossing"
- On a street, a "pelican crossing" has a light that shows red or green figures that indicating whether it is safe to cross. "Pelican" comes from "pedestrian light-controlled."
At an English restaurant, if you want French fries ask for:
- "Crisps" are potato chips. "Bickie" (short for "biscuit") is a cute way to say "cookie."
A tired Brit might say she feels
- "Peckish" means "hungry." "Sparky" means "energetic."
A British babysitter is known as a
- A "lollipop lady" is a crossing guard. A "busker" is a street musician.
If you cut your finger in England, bandage it with
- A "conker" is a horse chestnut. A "spanner" is a wrench.
An English person who loves "toad-in-the-hole" enjoys
- This favorite meal is made of sausages cooked in an egg-and-flour pastry.
If an Englishman says he needs a "biro," give him
- "Biro" is a brand name that has come to mean the thing itself.