THEY say the US and the UK are two nations divided by a common language – but not for Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex, 36, raised eyebrows when he recently used the phrase “pop the hood” instead of “open the bonnet”, despite having only lived in California for seven months. ⚠️ Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple Speaking during a Time100 Talk, he used the American expression in a metaphor about improving online communities. “When you’re driving a car and all the warning lights are going off, and there’s smoke pouring out of the hood, you’re not going to keep on driving,” he said. “You’re going to pull over. Now, in the olden days, you could probably pop the hood, have a look under it, and maybe perhaps fix it.” While popping the hood might be an Americanism too far for most Brits, countless other words and expressions from the far side of the Atlantic have already become commonplace in the UK. That includes words like “commuter” and “awesome” – and even the quintessentially English phrase “stiff upper lip”. But are you as well versed in Americanisms as Harry? Take our quiz below… Read full this story
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