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I have several American friends on Twitter and the fact that we are separated by a common language makes me giggle at times.
My gorgeous pal Felicity and I were Skyping one day and she said something along the lines of “I’ll smack your fanny“… don’t ask me why… our chats have a meandering randomness to them which defies logic.
She questioned why I laughed so hard at her statement and I explained to her that over here, fanny is a term for lady parts, not bum, as it is in America. I told her that if she said to an Irish or English person that she would smack their fanny they would be horrified, (or turned on, depending on their level of kinkiness!). She thought this was hilarious. We then went on to discuss the Americanism ‘fanny pack’ which we call ‘bum bag’ here. I’ve always giggled at the term fanny pack because, to me, it sounds like a gynaecological procedure, not a pouch for carrying your cash in.
There are many more terms and phrases that hold very different meanings here and in the US, maybe I will follow them up one day in another W4W.
In the meantime, take note!
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