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American and British English: Differences in Vocabulary: PAGE 5

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: sidewalk   UK: pavement

US: soccer   UK: football

US: station wagon   UK: estate car

US: store   UK: shop

US: tank top   UK: vest

US: thumbtack   UK: drawing pin

US: trailer   UK: caravan

US: trash/garbage can   UK: rubbish bin

US: truck   UK: lorry

US: trunk (car)   UK: boot

US: turn signal   UK: indicator

US: two weeks   UK: fortnight

US: vest   UK: waistcoat

US: windshield   UK: windscreen

US: zip code   UK: postcode

US: zucchini   UK: courgette

US: z (pron. "zee")  UK: z (pron. "zed")


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