Friday, July 4, 2008

Brits vs Americans!

They both speak English, but not necessarily use the same words. For example, British people call trucks "lorries". I think that's the right thing to say as well because I lived in England for few years. Well, anyway, I found some common and funny words which would make you laugh. I took most of the words from the "I hear America Talking", by Stuart Berg Flexner.




BRITISHAMERICAN
Tower BlockHigh-rise Apartment
BooterHorn, Siren
NoteBill (paper money)
FringeBangs (of hair)
GraughtsCheckers
CaravanTrailer
TrackTread
Cash DeskCheckout Counter
Polka DotsChocolate Chips
Candy FlossCotton Candy
BoardingBillboard
MotionBowel Movement
AccumulatorBattery
Fascia (panel)Dash (board)
CubbyholeGlove Compartment
PantechniconMoving Van
Lie-byRest Area
VergeShoulder (of a road)
Chucker OutBouncer
Push ChairStroller
WingFender
PatienceSolitaire (a card game)
Sponge BagShaving Kit
BracesSuspenders
SpannerWrench (tightening tool)
FreewayTurnpike
Grabage/Dust binTrash Can

Enjoy!
If you know any other words then please drop them in the comments.

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