I just finished reading a book called The Woman Before Me written by English author Ruth Dugdall. It was a great book, but what I want to share with you today are some British words that we Americans are not accustomed to. It was super fun learning (through context) some words from a different dialect. Join us for Thursday Thirteen!
1. Post = Mail - Example: I need to post a letter.
2. Cot = Baby Bed - Example: The infant was safe in his cot.
3. Knickers = Underwear or Panties - Example: She stood there wearing only her knickers.
No picture of knickers! This is a family-friendly blog! LOL
4. Take-aways = Take-out food - Example: We ate take-aways for dinner.
5. Pet = Dear - Example: Would you bring that to me, Pet?
I thought about a picture of a dog (pet) or a deer (for dear).
6. Dummy = Pacifier - Example: The baby was crying, so I put a dummy in his mouth.
7. Jabs = Shots or Immunizations - Example: The baby is fussy after he gets his jabs.
8. Loo = Restroom or Bathroom - Example: Excuse me while I go to the loo.
9. Lie-in = Sleep Late - Example: Saturday I get a lie-in.
I thought about putting a picture of a bed here, but I didn't want any snarky comments! tee hee!
10. Nappy = Diaper - Example: The baby needs a clean nappy.
11. Trolley = Cart or Buggy - Example: I grabbed a trolley and did my grocery shopping.
12. Nibbles = Appetizers - Example: I'm going to put some crackers and cheese out for nibbles.
13. Mate = Friend - Example: Say hello to your mate for me. This isn't just an Australian thing!
I hope you enjoyed this!