American x British (A-G)

 AMERICANS x BRITONS SAY

 

A

 

Administration | Government
Airplane | Aeroplane
Aluminum | Aluminium
Antenna | Aerial
Apartment | Flat
Apartment building | Block of flats
Appointment Book | Diary
Argentina | The Argentine
Argentinian | Argentine
Argument | Row
Ass | Arse

 

 

B

 

Baby Carriage | Pram
Babysitter | Minder
Backpack | Rucksack
Backup | Tailback
Bandaid | Elastoplast
Bar | Pub
Baseboard | Skirting – board
Bathroom | Lavatory
Bathtub | Bath
Bathroom | Water closet, W.C.
Beltway | Ring road
Billboard | Hoarding
Bleachers | Terrace
Blinker (car) | Indicator
Blowout (car) | Burst tire
Bobby pin | Hair pin
Boss | Gaffer
Bookstore | Bookshop
Boxers | Boxer shorts
Boy | Lad
Briefs | Pants
Bulletin Board | Notice board
Bureau | Chest of drawers
Buttocks | Bum

 

 

C

 

Call | Ring
Can | Tin
Candy | Sweets
Car | Carriage (train)
Carpenter | Cabinet Maker
Casket | Coffin
Chat | Natter
Check (bank) | Cheque
Check (restaurant) | Bill
Checkers (game) | Draughts
Chopped Meat | Mince
Classy | Upmarket
Clothespin | Clothes peg
College, School | University
Condom | Sheath
Conducter (train) | Guard Sheath
Congress (train) | Parliament
Cookie | Biscuit
Corn | Maize, sweetcorn
Cot | Camp bed
Counterclockwise | Anticlockwise
Crazy (person) | Nutter
Credit | Hire purchase
Crib | Cot
Curb | Kerb

 

 

D

 

Dead End | Cul de sac
Dessert | Afters
Diaper | Nappy
Dish towel | Tea towel
Divided
Highway
| Dual
Carriageway
Do the dishes Wash up
Down Comforter | Eiderdown (edredon)
Drapes | Curtains
Drugstore | Chemist’s
Druggist | Pharmacist
Drunk | Blotto, Pissed

 

 

E

 

Eggplant | Aubergine
Elementary School | Primary School
Eletric Cord | Flex
Elevator | Lift
Engineer (train) | Engine driver
Eraser | Rubber
Exhausted | Knackered
Expensive | Dear

 

 

F

 

Fall | Autumn
Faucet | Tap
Fellow | Bloke, Chap
Fire Department | Fire Brigade
First Floor | Ground Floor
Fish Store | Fish mongers’
Flashlight | Torch
Flutist | Flautist
Football | American football
Freeway | Motorway
Freight Train | Goods Train
French Fries | Chips

 

 

G

 

Garbage | Rubbish
Garbage Can | Bin
Garbageman | Dustman
Garter Belt | Suspenders
Gas | Petrol
Gas pedal | Accelerator
Gear shift | Gear lever
Gelatin | Jelly
Girl Scout | Girl Guide
Glasses | Specs
Go away | Sod off
Grade crossing | Level crossing
Ground Beef | Mince
Guy | Chap, Bloke