American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary: PAGE 2

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: chips   UK: crisps

US: clothes peg  UK: clothespin

US: cookie   UK: biscuit

US: corn   UK: maize

US: cotton candy   UK: candy floss

US: counter-clockwise   UK: anti-clockwise

US: crosswalk   UK: zebra crossing

US: dead end   UK: cul-de-sac

US: detour   UK: diversion

US: diaper   UK: nappy

US: divided highway   UK: dual carriageway

US: driver's license   UK: driving license

US: eggplant   UK: aubergine

US: fall/autumn   UK: autumn

US: first floor   UK: ground floor

US: flashlight   UK: torch

US: fries  UK: chips

US: game (sports)   UK: match


  

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