Sunday, November 01, 2009

american english is a lot different...

A lot of differences between the english we speak back in india and in america......


petrol--- gas(even if its not gas)

petrol bunk---- gas station


zero-- '0' as in ohhhhh





bath room--restroom/washroom

injection---shot... as in flu shot.

parcel---- they say it.... to go....

we call it

zebra crossing-- they call it cross walk

zero- they call it [o] as in OO...

footpath or pavement----- they call it side walk.

football---- they call it soccer...

rugby--- they call it football..

squash-- they call it racket ball

table tennis-- they call it ping-pong..



2nd year--sopomore

3rd year--junior

fourth year--senior

in india if we say lift to ask some one to drop u somewhere...-- in america... they say it.,.. i want a ride...

we say bill please...-- they say check !!!!

we usually put arms around our friends( am talking about same sex frns) it is quite common in india... but if we do the same thing in america they call it GAY.....




Thoorika said...

Ok who called you gay ?! :D :p

vemuri said...

no one called me... i was carefull

Sach! said...

:) nice compilation..
telephone is never "engaged", it's always "busy"
we no longer stop at the "signals", but halt at the "lights".
we no longer meet a "wonderful" person, U meet a "cool" guy
U don't pull the switch down to light a bulb,rather flick it up.
no "Town Side", it's "Down Town".
we no longer ask for "bill" and pay by "cheque", rather ask for "check" and pay with (Dollar) "bill"s.
"#" is not "hash", it's "pound".
"schedule" -> "skejule"
"route" -> "RAUT"
If someone gets angry at U, U get "flamed".
"How do you do" -> "How you doin"
In short U don't speak English, U speak American.

Parv Kaushik said...

hey nice compilation about life in america!! good going!!!

vemuri said...


infact u had a better compilation

vemuri said...



Ujwal said...

dude petrol is called gas... cause its short for gasoline... not cause they wanna call a liquid as gas... and u got zero twice... in ur list... and americans dont call xerox as photo copy... we think its xerox... most of the ignorant lot do!

vemuri said...


perhaps am wrong on the gasoline thing... but... we knoe xerox is not photo copy... but we do use xerox instead of photocopy... that is wat i wanted to say... its not about the ignorant lot... and yeas about zeros ill change it

Ujwal said...

we use xerox cause we don know that its wrong... thats what comprises the ignorant lot...

Rob said...

Haha. That picture is great! I might have to use that to create a blogpost on my own somewhat humour based blog. Cheers! Nice work on the blog!