What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean

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AWFUL NEWS: Apparently British people aren't really the congenial ladies and sirs we all expect them to be. Great, next thing you know we'll be hearing about how tea and crumpets aren't a real thing and potato waffles are a lie. I can't take it.

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A Cup of Joe has a translation chart, and it's not pretty, but it is hilarious. Here's a taste:

Illustration for article titled What British People Say vs. What They Really Mean
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This reminds me of the movie European Vacation when the Griswalds basically run over a British person and the British person apologizes to them. Now I'm thinking the British person was probably really thinking, "Get cancer, Yankee scumnuts." Which, would be the appropriate reaction when dealing with Clark Griswald in pretty much any situation.

[A Cup of Jo]

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Kind of like how "Well, God bless you" in my neck of the woods means one of three things:

1.) You're a fucking idiot

2.) I hope you burn in hell

3.) Oh, you poor, naive thing

Make no mistake: this is not the Southern Fuck You of "bless your/his/her heart." (This can't start a blood feud.)