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A friend posted this on FB (I don't know where he got it so I can't credit it. I'll edit to add the source if I find out.)



It made me wonder about British and American. Would you, as Americans (or Australians, Canadians etc) understand the meaning in the centre or right hand column.

Also I can think of others which I will add to the list below.
 
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Yep, about the same here. That whole what you say vs. what you mean is so important. It's a bit like being politically correct, I suppose, though you really mean something worse.
 
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