American x British (H-O)

 AMERICANS x BRITONS SAY

 

H

 

Ham | Gammon
Hamburger bun | Bap
Hardware store | Iron mongers’
Hedge | Hedgerow
High-rise | Tower block
High school | College
Highway | Carriageway Motorway
Hood | Bonnet
Hooligan | Yob, Yobbo
Hungry | Peckish

 

 

I

 

Inclusive | All-in
Instruction | Tuition
Intermission | Interval
Interrogate | Vet
Investigate | Vet

 

 

J

 

Jail | Gaol
Jell-O | Jelly
Jelly | Jam
Juice Concentrate | Squash

 

 

K

 

Kerosene | Paraffin

 

 

L

 

Labor union | Trade union
Lady’s room | Ladies’
Lawyer | Barrister Solicitor
Leash | Doglead
License plate | Number plate
Like (verb) | Fancy
Line | Queue
Lineup | Identity parade
Liquor (hard) | Spirits
Liquor store | Off license
Living room | Lounge

 

 

M

 

Mail | Post
Mailbox | Pillar box
Math | Maths
Men’s room | Gents
Mobile home | Prefab housing
Monkey Wrench | Spanner
Motor Home | Caravan
Movie | Film
Movie Theater | Cinema
Muffler | Silencer

 

N

 

Nail polish | Nail varnish
Naked | Starkers
Napkin | Serviette
Nauseous | Sick, Seedy
Newscaster | Presenter
Newsdealer | Newsagent
Nightgown | Nightdress
Nothing, Zero | Nil, Nought
Nudist | Naturist

 

 

O

 

Oven | Cooker
Overpass | Flyover