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The United Kingdom
Transcript of The United Kingdom
Cornish "When an American and a British person meet, the first obvious difference is the accent... The next obvious is vocabulary." British English Here are a few slang words commonly used throughout Britain: Slang Some of the largest cities in the UK are: Geography Welsh is the second most widely spoken language in the UK after English, with about 761,000 speakers. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Oxford, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast About 11 cities in the UK are bigger than Lexington, KY, as compared to around 70 in the US. London Oxford Cardiff Birmingham Norwich Manchester Leeds Glasgow Edinburgh Belfast St. David's Cross Scotland England Wales Northern
Ireland Food Overall, the UK is much more densely populated than the US. The US has over 40 times more land than the UK. Sources From Jeremy Smith's "Bum Bags and Fanny Packs" Here's some of the vocabulary differences between American English and British English. American Word
elevator British Word
Bob's your uncle
sleep or nap
and that's it
a pound Differences in Food Fashion Jeremy Smith. "Bum Bags and Fanny Packs: A Brtish-American American-British Dictionary". New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. Print. "Speak the Culture: Britain". London: Thorogood, 2009. Print. MyWelshTV. "Learn the Welsh Alphabet". Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 15 Sep 2012. Cockney Rhyming Slang Examples:
"chew the fat" means "chat"
"apples and pears" or "apples" means "stairs"
"Adam and Eve" means "believe"
"bread", from "bread and honey", means "money" Used mostly at the East End of London
Usually, the slang consists of a two- or three-letter phrase, and all but the first word is usually omitted. Northern Ireland does not have an official flag. WRONG! Major Cities about the London Birmingham Manchester Leeds Glasgow The Scottish Gaelic Alphabet a
heather Letter Name Translation Aibidil English
arian, pres Scots
money Scottish Gaelic
arhans, mona Television Sports Food in the UK is considered healthier on the whole. People eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and bread. They tend to eat smaller portions. People shop 3 to 5 times a week They usually shop at local markets instead of supermarkets. Typically, more families eat together around the table. Pork is much more common than beef Roast in particular is extremely more common. Casseroles or “puddings” are more typical. Fun Facts Fast food is a growing trend in the UK due in large part to American influence . In Europe, an entree is usually the first course of a meal (the same as an American appetizer). The salad course is almost never seen in Europe as salad (if it is being served) will usually be presented alongside the main course. Fashions between the US and the UK are fairly similar. The UK is thought to be more fashion forward More edgy, daring, and trendy Have a more thrown together look In the US, the fashion is much more classic and casual People are more focused on key pieces in their wardrobe There are more nationally funded channels These are often more popular than cable or satellite Americans have actually taken British TV shows made changes and made them more popular The Office
Three's Company Baseball
Racing (Nascar, Indy Racing, Etc.) Major sports in the US: Soccer (Known as Football in the UK)
Rugby Major Sports in the UK