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What do you call these straps that hold your pan...er, trousers up? (Photo: Fotolia)
What do you call these straps that hold your pan...er, trousers up? (Photo: Fotolia)
What do you call these straps that hold your pan…er, trousers up? (Photo: Fotolia)

Telling a British colleague that you love his new pants might leave him mortified instead of flattered. Oh, hello, HR…

Sure, Brits and Americans may dress mostly alike, but what they call their clothes can differ wildly. In this episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series, Siobhan Thompson helps you separate your suspenders from your braces.

See more on the topic in an article over at our sister blog Mind the Gap.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.