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25 minutes ago, Cindy Evanier said:

We just go knock on the door and find the body ourselves.

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37 minutes ago, Rolig Loon said:

Aha, so the same thing, although we would never think to write the word "check" as "cheque", any more than we would write "labour," or "defence."  As one of your previous PM's (Churchill?) said, we are two cultures divided by a common language.

Like you call football, soccer and running holding the ball, football :P 

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1 minute ago, Cindy Evanier said:

Like you call football, soccer and running with the ball, football :P 

Exactly.  The language makes little or no sense to me (not getting into a further off-topic discussion about whether either game is, itself, easy to make sense of).

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6 hours ago, Cindy Evanier said:

weirdly enough I was watching Investigation Discovery last night and the story was about an american murdered but they actually found the body because a neighbour requested a welfare check and the police turned up.  I have never heard it used in the UK.  We just go knock on the door and find the body ourselves.  I have heard of welfare cheque,  used the way you describe it, here though.

We do have those kinds of 'welfare checks' also, but that is definitely not the most common usage of the phase over here.

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