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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:10 pm 
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I think that's a deliberate affectation if a British person says it though. Like if an American says "wanker"


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Also, is "ATM" catching on in British English now?
Not that I've noticed. People know what it means, due to films and TV, but I never hear people say it
what do you say? "cash machine"?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 1, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Usually cash machine or cashpoint, they are also often referred to as a "hole in the wall" in slang.

If used at all people seem to use ATM with the word "machine". As in "ATM machine" although that makes it "Automated Teller Machine machine". We dont call bank counter employees "Tellers" so I guess ATM has no real meaning to us. We call them "Cashiers".

Also as well as "ATM machine" you get nonsense like "PIN number".

Liam do you remember those 1 year passports that were like flimsy cardboard?


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Liam do you remember those 1 year passports that were like flimsy cardboard?
No, when did they do them?

My passport actually ran out a year or two ago. I keep meaning to get it renewed but I don't want to spend the money


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I had one when I was 18 and used to take it out on the piss so I could prove my age.


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atm has always been bank machine to me.


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basic catching positions wrote:
Also, is "ATM" catching on in British English now? In older books I have they're always talking about "cash points" or "cash machines," but in this one they're using ATM more often (though one time they mention that it's American English)
In the new edition they also use "sweater" (followed by "also known as a jumper"), which is the first time I've seen it in one of these UK published books. How common is it over there?

Also, do you ever use another word for trainers?


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I never call them sweaters, I mean why would you want to think your clothes were sweaty? Thats grim. I use jumper - or sometimes "top".

I cant even think of another word for trainers. Maybe "pumps"?


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basic catching positions wrote:
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Also, is "ATM" catching on in British English now? In older books I have they're always talking about "cash points" or "cash machines," but in this one they're using ATM more often (though one time they mention that it's American English)
In the new edition they also use "sweater" (followed by "also known as a jumper"), which is the first time I've seen it in one of these UK published books. How common is it over there?

Also, do you ever use another word for trainers?
I actually would really love to read this book.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 9, 2012 1:50 pm 
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I sometimes hear people say sweater, I think usually when it's a thinner type of jumper though rather than a big wooly one


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Now the thinner type is what I would call a top, the thicker woolier jobs are more jumpery. Its not that cut and dried though.


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everything about this thread is so cute :truluv:


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