I used to live in England, outside of the UK and a lot of te guys I worked with had a good time with Americans that came over for a short period of time. Like the guy who they told that "wank" meant "nap." When he told a meeting full of people that he was going to go have a wank before dinner, he ended up a bright shade of red. Or another guy was helping a visitor to check into his hotel. Knowing that they guy was a smoker and that the Executive Suite was non-smoking, he asked the cleark if it was OK if the visitor had a couple of fags in his room, despite the policy. None of these was nearly as mean as telling them it was common to tip a taxi driver 25p.
Originally Posted by SpoiledPrincess
Zaza-on the site I used to chat on I put an English/american dictionary of slang I'd thrown together, I was often asked by Americans what this or that word meant. As they say two countries divided by a common language :)