American: That guy that i met in the alley was pretty sketchy.
British: That bloke i met in the alley was a dodgy fellow.
I would say they are about the same.
So it needs a weird hybrid system.
this is coming from a born and bred Brit from Leicester.
Kilos - yes (in younger age groups).
Wrench - no, but have heard it a small handful of times.
"Fat Tuesday" - absolutely not (this one I've literally never heard used!).
Lcfr: yes that's what I said. France being in Western Europe.
AfroChick: ignorant and wrong
lam: common but laughably erroneous misconception you are propping up there. The World Wide Web is not the Internet. The Internet absolutely is an American invention.
kdc: I understand both. I hope you're responding to Connor. He's the insufferable dingbat asserting (incorrectly) that the funny degenerate dialect he speaks is "proper" English.
Pirellyn: no, absolutely not. Not even close. Read about it sometime.
The British Empire existed, yes, but then there was stuff that happened after that, you realize, right? If not for the USA the dominant superpower in the world would not be English-speaking. We would be speaking some other language because the British Empire would have long ago been overrun or rendered obsolete by the Nazis, the Soviets, the Imperial Japanese, or the Chinese. Or if none of that would have happened Spanish or Arabic or Hindi may have become more relevant. Take America out of the picture and history and the world would be very different
Literally all the world wide web did was to accelerate the commercialization of technology that had already long since existed. That's it. The biggest contribution that those who developed it made to the Internet was the invention of the hypertext link (which was significant, yes, but saying that this was more significant than the invention of the Internet itself is like giving credit to the guy who invented seat belts for inventing the automobile). Your smartphone today uses the Internet. It doesn't use the world wide web
If, on the other hand, the British Empire was able to somehow retain control over their colonies there instead of having them declare independence, that would be different.
You honestly think that Britain would have won WW1 and WW2 without the US's involvement? You think they would have been able to beat Hitler and keep the Japanese from taking over India and Australia at the same time without Midway? And then been able to go toe to toe with the Soviets after that? I know that Europeans love to downplay the significance of what Americans meant for the final outcomes of those wars, but, really?
The Internet was invented in the United States of America. Full stop. It's not even ambiguous. Credit where credit is due. Read about it.
Having said that it is true that Japan would almost certainly have controlled India and Australia without America's involvement. I am not trying to downplay America's significance in the war, but the truth is that the UK survived before America joined in, and it is also the truth that America demanded repayments for this involvement, meaning that the UK was on rationing longer than any other country.
although we may use dodgy in replace for sketchy sometimes but there is far too many other words we use instead of that so I would really not include that.
half decent attempt
Also, Shrove Tuesday = Pancake Day, not Pancake Tuesday.
There was another fun synonym for it I heard the other day, but I forgot..