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From the comments in a different thread I have decided to make a translation & slang thread Laughing It doesn't just need to be car related so if you have any you would like to add just post and I will amend this original post. Don't know if this is a good idea but here we go...........

US........................... Aussie......................... UK
Fender...................... Guard.......................... Wing
Hood........................ Bonnet........................ Bonnet
Roof......................... Roof............................ Hood
Trunk........................ Boot............................ Boot
Motor mount.............. Engine Mount............... ?
?.............................. sparky (electrician)....... ?
Antenna.................... Antenna, Aerial............ ?
Wrench..................... Spanner....................... ?
Spoked wheel............. Wire wheel................... Wire wheel
?.............................. Station wagon.............. Estate
Windshield................. Windscreen.................. Windscreen
Freezeplug................. Welshplug..................... ?
Apartment................. Flat.............................. ?
Bondo....................... Bog............................... ?
Spray bomb............... Spray can....................... ?

Correct me if there are mistakes SSig_ImSorry

Steve O from downunder Wink
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73 Mach 1


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#2
Good idea!

How about antenna, is that an aerial downunder.
I've heard a wrench called a spanner in some UK books
I think a spoked wheel is called a wire wheel in the UK.
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added bondo & spray bomb
Steve O from downunder Wink
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Lockyer Valley, Qld, Australia

73 Mach 1


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#4
I hear the term "in good nick" while watching Wheeler Dealers on Tv. It's a UK based show on buying and fixing up older cars while making a profit.

I assume "in good nick" means "in good condition" in the US.
Northern Virginia
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Mike AKA "Rare Pony"  & "Ole Pony"

We'll Be Friends Until We Are Old and Senile. Then We'll Be NEW Friends!

Current stable: 73 Mustang Convertible 250 CID Auto (owned since 1974), 04 Oxford White Mach 1, 4.6, Auto
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(03-16-2012, 12:26 AM)Rare Pony Wrote: I hear the term "in good nick" while watching Wheeler Dealers on Tv. It's a UK based show on buying and fixing up older cars while making a profit.

I assume "in good nick" means "in good condition" in the US.

We use the phrase over here and it is what you assume Thmbsup
Steve O from downunder Wink
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Lockyer Valley, Qld, Australia

73 Mach 1


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