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American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary: PAGE 1
There is an amazing variety of spelling, meaning, pronunciation, usage, and even punctuation in the English language among the many people who speak it. The two main forms of English are American English and British English. Here is a list of the most common vocabulary differences between American and British English.

US: antenna   UK: aerial

US: apartment/flat   UK: flat

US: apartment building   UK: block of flats

US: area code   UK: dialing code

US: ATM   UK: cashpoint

US: attorney   UK: barrister/solicitor

US: baby carriage   UK: pram

US: band-aid  UK: plaster

US: bathroom   UK: loo/ WC/ toilet

US: beet  UK: beetroot

US: buddy   UK: mate

US: busy (phone line)   UK: engaged

US: cafeteria   UK: canteen

US: can (of food)   UK: tin

US: candy   UK: sweets

US: check (rest.)/bill   UK: bill


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