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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Differences between American English And British English


British English                     American English
Aerial                                      Antenna
Angry                                      Mad
Anywhere                                Anyplace
Autumn                                   fall
Bank note                                Bill
Barrister,                                 Solicitor Attorney
Biscuit                                     Cookie
Bonnet                                     Hood
Boot                                        Trunk
Braces                                     Suspenders

Caretaker                                 Janitor
Chemist’s                                Drug store
Chips                                       French fries
Cinema                                    Movie
Condom                                  Rubber
Constable                                Patrolman
Cooker                                    Stove
Cot                                          Crib
Cotton                                     Thread
Crash                                       Wreck
Crossroads                              Intersection
Curtains                                  Drapes
Draughts                                 Checkers
Drawing pin                            Thumb tack
Dual carriageway                              Divided highway
Dummy                                   Pacifier
Dust bin, Rubbish bin             Trash can, Garbage can
Dustman                                  Garbage collector
Dynamo                                  Generator
Engine                                     Motor
Film                                         Movie
Flat                                          Apartment
Flyover                                    Overpass
Garden                                    Yard
Gear lever                                Gear shift
Graduate                                 Alumnus
Grill                                         Boiler
Ground floor                           First floor
Gym shoes                              Tennis shoes Sneakers
Hand bag                                 Purse
Hoarding                                 Billboard
Holiday                                   Vacation
Hoover                                    Vacuum cleaner
Ill                                             Sick
Interval                                    Intermission
Jersey, Jumper, Sweater                   Sweater
Jug                                           Pitcher
Lift                                          Elevator
Lorry                                                truck
Luggage                                   Baggage
Mad                                         Crazy
Main road                                Highway
Maize                                       Corn
Maths                                      Math
Mean                                                 Stingy
Motorway                               Freeway
Nappy                                     Diaper
Nasty Vicious,                          Mean
No where                                 No place
Nursing home                          Private Hospital
Occultist, Optician                            Optometrist
Paraffin                                   Kerosene
Pavement                                 Sidewalk
Peep                                        Peek
Petrol Gas,                              Gasoline
Post                                         Mail
Postbox                                   Mailbox
Postman Mailman,                            Mail carrier
Potato crisps                                     Potato chips
Pram                                                 Baby carriage
Pub                                          Bar
Public toilet                                       Rest room
Puncture                                  Blowout
Push chair                               Stroller
Queue                                      Line
Railway                                   Railroad
Railway carriage                      Railway car
Reel of cotton                          Reel of thread
Return ticket                            Round trip
Reverse charges                       call collect
Rise in salary                           Raise
Road surface                           Pavement
Roundabout                                      Traffic circle
Rubber                                    Eraser
Saloon                                     Sedan
Sell tape                                  Scotch tape
Shop                                                 Store
Silencer                                    Muffler
Single ticket                             one way
Somewhere                                       Someplace
Spanner                                   Wrench
Staff of a university                 Faculty
Sump                                       Oil pan
Sweet                                       Dessert
Sweets                                     Candy
Tap                                          Faucet
Tap (outdoor)                          Spigot
Taxi                                         Cab
Tea towel                                 Dish towel
Term                                                 Semester
Tights                                      Pantyhose
Timetable                                Schedule
Tin                                           Can
Toll motorway                        Turnpike
Torch                                       Flashlight
Tramp                                     Hobo
Trousers                                  Pants
Turn ups                                 Cuffs
Underground railway              Subway
Underpants                                       Shorts
Verge of road                          Shoulder of road
Waistcoat                                Vest
Wardrobe                                Closet
Wash your                               hands Wash up
Windscreen                                       Windshield

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