Well your mates have good reason to laugh at you for saying “growler”, and that’s because it sometimes has a different meaning in the UK. Well let’s see… How can I put it? It’s a ladies special region. You may hear people saying,”Oiy, geeza swatch a yir growler” from time to time.
Next time someone says this to you, we encourage you to say the following, “You can’t have a “swatch”, but you’re more than welcome to have a taste.”
Please note that we do not endorse such type of language, and it is coincidental, rather than deliberate, that our name is associated with such provocative slang terminology. That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.