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I'm American visiting London. I know we don't have to put on a British accent to be understood, but should I sub in British words for American ones or is that pretentious? Like pants for underwear or lift for elevator?

Also french words that English people tend to pronounce in the french way like filet with the hard t. Should I do that or just speak like I would in America?
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>>1070400
They'll know your an American either way and hate you the same.
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>>1070401
>and hate you the same

I'm an Englishman, and I can assure you that Americans are both well-received and well-respected here.
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>>1070400
Nah. The British aren't daft. I sometimes use American words by mistake in Britain as well.


But please, think twice about what to do when a girl tells you to put it in her fanny....
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>>1070400

English people watch so much american TV we've started using "American words". Most stuff is interchangeable, and with the few exceptions we will still understand you.

Speak naturally as you would at home.

The main thing I would mention is that when people say "Fag" they normally mean cigarette.
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>>1070400
Most of the time, globalisation means that English will be aware of the little utilitarian words that yanks use

tfw americans call tweedle weedle meat ropes, sausages
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>>1070400
bait.

dont be so dumb just speak normally and the english like americans your not hated, apart from by some of the hard left
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