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I talk to one American woman who always laughs at me for words like "mardy", "cob" and "grumpy" - seems none of them use those words. That said, I am sure they are mostly region here too, so not everyone here does either =D

Cob not so much, the other two pop up frequently.

I had this problem a few years back, I moved from Lancashire after a considerable amount of years living there, to Yorkshire, had no freakin' idea what people were saying to me (beyond the scope of common words).

It's definitely regional.

EDIT: They make Lancashire to Yorkshire, dictionaries too.

It's also worse when they make up their own slang, for example Cockney.

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Gestures are regional as well, did you know?

Like when someone points their index finger at me, I take it as offensive, almost like they are going to blame me.

Well, in the America's, it simply means "come here".

Edit 1:

Also how the we(and UK) are some of the only countries that drive on the left side of the road... And everybody else drives on the right side? Who decided that?


Edit 2:

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280. Please be careful!"

"Hell," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!"


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