Brain's faggots are a food product available in Britain and Ireland, which are made up of liver and onions rolled into meatballs and served in a sauce. These commercially available faggots differ significantly from the traditional recipe.
A faggot in most other countries isn't considered a homo. I know in costa rica, the english people (british) used the term normally, some of the english speaking islands also don't use faggot as a derogitory(sp?) word.
There are a lot of other english words the US doesn't use. "Carn't" is a commonly used word in England that isn't used here. I'm almost positive it means the same thing as "can't".