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01-11-2020, 22:26   #61
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Drugs and drugstore
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boo-ee for buoy. But I'm pretty sure they pronounce buoyant as we do.


Diaper is the original (old English) word - nappy replaced it in the UK.
So it was the Plymouth Brethren who brought Diapers to the New World. But Old English was way before that like in Chaucer's time.

Anyway.... who cares.
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Nope and nope.

And whilst people have heard of Newbridge silverware, I have genuinely never heard silverwear used to request basic cutlery from anyone this side of the Atlantic. You might mention wanting to get out the good silver for a fancy dinner... But never have I ever heard a non-American refer to bog standard cutlery as silverwear. Plus, I've heard them use it for plastic cutlery, which just seems bizarre.
I have often heard it referred to as silverware. I checked a few online dictionaries, and none of them list it as being American English only. And I also knew that it has become a general term for eating utensils not made out of silver.

silverware
The tools you use to eat your food, including spoons, forks, and knives, are called silverware. Some silverware is actually made of silver, but silverware made of stainless steel is much more common these days.
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Farenheit.
Yes indeed. I cannot understand FH now anymore. But they are stuck with miles and FH. Ah well it is their country after all.
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Farenheit.
Not spelled/spelt like that.
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That one caused a lot of confusion with one of my grandparents when a US relative was over. She started getting very cautious about stuff, watching her handbag and so on.

One of the cousins had said “oh yeah! He’s on a lot of drugs these days.”
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