In today’s podcast Ethan and Andrea talk about British English words that when you use in the United States (and viceversa), they can get you into trouble or get you some laughs.
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- Words that you should avoid in the USA!
Words You’ll Learn:
- Catching some rays (US): to sunbathe
- Sunning oneself (UK): to sunbathe
- Put something at your disposal: make available
- Passive-aggressive: a way of expressing negative feelings, such as anger or annoyance, indirectly instead of addressing them directly.
- Tongue in cheek: said with the intention of being a joke.
- Come across: (Andrea said “it might come across as politeness”) as used here, it means “it seems” or “it sounds as”
- Getting your meaning across: communicating what you mean
- Do you want to do the honors = do you want to do it?
- Not much: common response to when someone greets you with “what’s up?”
- Derogatory term: a word that is offensive to some people.
- Say with a straight face: say something without showing any emotions.
- Pissed (off) = angry
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