Speaking In Tongues

SAY WHAT? Does it sometimes seem that the 74 English-speaking countries are separated by a common language? Encarta has created the first world English dictionary. We asked them for some help. Here's the resulting glossolalia glossary:

Underpants: pants (Britain), underdaks (Australia)

Police: bobby (Britain), garda (Ireland), Mountie (Canada), police wallah (South Asia)

Porch: stoep (South Africa), gallery (Caribbean)

Ghost or Monster: duppy (Caribbean), wendigo (Canada), taniwha (New Zealand)

Bar: pub (Britain), hotel (Australia), boozer (Britain, Australia, New Zealand)

Bathroom: loo (Britain), dunny (Australia), lav (Britain, South Africa)

Barbecue: braai (South Africa), barbie (Australia)

Pickup Truck: bakkie (South...

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