Having a conversation with Simon can be tricky - as we both speak English, but he speaks The Queen's English, while I speak American.
To help improve things, he suggested site to englighten me about certain Britishisms
A quick Google search turned up this page, which includes some handy mappings between British and American.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm just knackered, and this rubbish I've been dealing with today makes me wish I could just put on my plimsolls and go for fornoon trip on my motorbike. However, I'll just settle with knocking up my wife instead. Ringing off now.