Wednesday, 11 November 2009
The English call toilet paper toilet roll or loo roll depending on where they come from. Occasionally, you'll hear it referred to as bog roll. Whatever you call the stuff, the super soft stuff you can get in the States simply isn't available here. It's wasteful anyway. But you can still get your loo roll in an array of colors. You'll have no luck explaining to people that that the dyes aren't great for female anatomy; though, the NHS is beginning to catch on.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
In England, the stuff that you fill your car with is petrol. Gas generally refers to natural gas, which is entirely fair as it's a gas. And the bloating you get after Thanksgiving dinner is called wind. When it won't move, it's called trapped wind.