Upcoming Website Maintenance

This Tuesday morning US Central Time, the IES Abroad website will be down for scheduled site maintenance. During this time login and account creation will be unavailable, but we expect this disruption to be brief. Thank you for your patience.

Some British Vocab

My friend Rachel started this list when we first got to London. Here are some of our favorites:

Bits and bobs – this and that

Queue – the line, such as a checkout line in the grocery store. It took my a tad longer than I wish to admit to figure out what this word meant.

Pinch – to steal. “The lousy tea leaf pinched my wallet!” There’s a little rhyming cockney for you. Tea leaf – thief.

Rubbish – trash

Crisps – chips

Chips – french fries, but sometimes I do see french fries called french fries instead of chips

Biscuits – cookies

Diary – planner

Hob – stove top

Sweets or Sweeties – candy

Car park – parking lot

Pavement – sidewalk

Cash machine – ATM

Plasters – bandaids

Uni – university

And yes they really do say cheers, bloke, mate, dodgy, and mum.