What British People Say and What They Actually Mean

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<p>What British People Say And What They Actually Mean 701 April 12, 2015</p> <p>When British people say one thing, they often really mean the exact opposite! Any Brit will recognize themselves in this list.1. 'I might join you later' Translation: I'm not leaving the house today unless it's on fire.2. 'Excuse me, sorry, is anyone sitting here?' Translation: You have 3 seconds to move your bag before I get really annoyed.3. 'Not to worry.' Translation: I will never forget this!4. Saying 'Sorry'as a way of introducing yourself.5. 'Bit wet out there.' Translation: You're going to need a snorkel because it's absolutely pissing it down out there!6. Ending an email with 'Thanks'. Translation: I'm perilously close to losing my temper!7. 'Right then, I really should start to think about possibly making a move.' Translation: Bye!8. 'It's fine.' Translation: It really couldn't get any worse, but it probably will do...9. 'Perfect.' Translation: Well that's ruined then!10. 'A bit of a pickle.' Translation: A catastrophically bad situation with potentially fatal consequences.11: 'Not too bad, actually.' Translation: I'm probably the happiest I've ever been.12. 'Honestly, it doesn't matter.' Translation: Nothing has ever mattered more than this.13. 'You've caught the sun.' Translation: You look like you've been swimming in a volcano.14. 'That's certainly one way of looking at it.' Translation: That's certainly the wrong way of looking at it.15. Saying 'I have the 5p if it helps.'and never knowing if it ever does help.16. 'If you say so.' Translation: I'm afraid that what you're saying is the height of idiocy.17. 'With all due respect...' Translation: You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.18. Saying 'You're welcome'as quietly as possible to people that don't say thank you, but using it as a form of punishment.19. Meanings of 'I beg your pardon' Translation: a) I didn't hear you; b) I apologise; c) What you're saying is making me absolutely livid!20. 'It could be worse.' Translation: It couldn't possibly be any worse.21. 'Each to their own.' Translation: You're wrong, but never mind.22. 'Pop around anytime.' Translation: Please stay away from my house.23. 'I'm just popping out for lunch, does anyone else want anything?' Translation: I'm getting my own lunch now, please don't ask me to get you anything!24. Saying: 'I might get some cash out, actually', despite approaching the cash machine and being 100% certain of getting some cash out.25. 'No, no, honestly it was my fault.' Translation: It was absolutely your fault and we both know it!26. 'No, yeah, that's very interesting!' Translation: You are boring me to death!27. 'No harm done.' Translation: You have ruined everything!28. 'Just whenever you get a minute...' Translation: Now!29. 'I'm sure it'll be fine.' Translation: I fully expect the situation to deteriorate rapidly!30. 'Sorry, I think you might have dropped something...' Translation: You have definitely dropped that specific item!</p>