4. Pants or Trousers

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Shopping can be an adventure. Donโ€™t make the mistake of entering a department store asking the sales associate if you can try on some pants. Sheโ€™ll give you a queer look and walk you to the underwear section of the menโ€™s department. Pants, in BrE, is exactly that

. Menโ€™s underwear. You could take some pants into the fitting room just to mess with the sales person, but that could potentially earn you a place on the UK tourist black list. After clarifying what it is you want to try on by pointing to the ones youโ€™re wearing, the sales person will ask if you mean โ€œtrousers.โ€

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