RANDY is not a name in the UK. I'm pretty sure about that. It is a state of mind.
Are you traveling to Britain soon? Is your name Randy? Change it. Better yet, don't even go.
Willy is a name.
But they will giggle when you introduce yourself.
Not going to tell you why, Willy. Heh Heh Heh.
On the other hand, nobody in the entire USA is named Nigel.
Some hints to Brits traveling in the U.S. as well:
Ladies, if you are staying in a hotel and you want to make sure you don't oversleep, don't ask the man at the desk to come and knock you up at 6 am.
But it's ok to ask your misbehaving child if she is looking for a swat on the fanny.
Also, it has been reported that beauty contestants frequently spray their fanny with glue in order to keep the swim suit in place as they parade in front of the judges. Honest.
"Bugger" is not even a word in the U.S. In fact, bugger isn't even dried snot. That's a boooger.
Americans say "freakin'" all the time. Freakin' this, freakin' that. We don't know it makes you uneasy. Really. We don't have a clue that it sounds too much like friggin'. Or why that would bother you anyway. Just smile when you hear it.
To an American, shag doesn't mean what it means to you. If you tell your hotel deskman that you are looking to shag something tonight, wink wink, he will probably hand you a baseball glove.
Back to Americans visiting Britain.
In England, a rubber is an eraser. Just keep that in mind.
If you have an urge to flash the "V for victory" sign with your fingers, be sure your palm is pointed outward. Just because I said so.
If you don't want no agro, that is.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it... Just give me plain, common, ordinary words which mean something entirely different to an American than that same exact word (or phrase) means to a person living in the UK.
Just do it. Please.