“Pardon me. There seems to be something wrong with my knob.” While that sentence is perfectly appropriate in the U.S., it might get your face slapped in the U.K. If you’re not sure why, then you’ll definitely want to read this list of 29 English words that don’t always mean what you think. You’ll laugh, you’ll blush, and you’ll wonder how the same language could be so weirdly different at times.

 

29 Words That Don’t Always Mean What You Think They Do

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