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    To all English speakers from the UK, I am extremely jealous of your use of the word "rubbish". In the US we generally only use it when referring to yard sales, or "rubbish sales". Another English word that I like very much and don't get to use in the US is "brilliant". Do you use this everywhere in the UK to mean cool? I have heard it used by the Irish, but again would love to use it myself. Oh, also "the tube" for the subway. In boston we call it the "T".
    Last edited by emilyb; 04-23-2007 at 07:33 PM.
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    I am not a native English speaker, but I have lived in the UK and what Ive observed is that "brilliant" is usually used as a synonym of "excellent".
    "Tube" is also an interesting word, but it seems that in the US you have different options for my friends in NY and Washington use "subway", not "T"...Well, languages tend to have neverending surprises in store, I guess...

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    Default Rubbish!

    I'm a big fan of the exclamation, "Rubbish!" But "rubbish" to mean ordinary "trash" I could take or leave.

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