Quite Good? Quite Good?!?

If you’re an American, here’s how to offend a Brit in five words.

Let the Brit spend several hours cooking a gourmet meal for you, and at the end of the meal, pay a compliment in American vernacular; you say “That food was quite good.”

“quite” in the UK, when used to describe something, to the British ear means “passable at best.”

The “good” might as well be silent.

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