What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

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The Differences Between American And British English

What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

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British people and American people can always understand each other  but there are a few notable differences between British English and American English

Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and American English

The Differences Between American And British English

British English              Anti-clockwise

 

American English   Counter-clockwise

                    Autumn

 

Autumn. fall

                    Barrister

 

Attorney

                    Biscuit

 

   Cookie

                    Bonnet

 

Hood

                    Boot

Trunk

                    Taxi

Cab

                    Carpark

 

Parking lot

                    Chips

 

   Fries

                    Cooker

 

   Stove

                    Crisps

 

Potato chips

                    Curtains

  Drapes. Curtains

                    Dummy for baby

 

   Pacifier

                    Dungarees

 

Overalls

                    Dustman

 

Garbage collector

                    Film

 

   Film. Movie

                    Flat

 

Apartment. Flat

                    Flyover

 

   Overpass

                    Football

 

Soccer

                    Garden

 

Yard

                    Handbag

Purse. pocketbook

                    Holiday

 

  Vacation

                    Jelly

 

Jello

                    Lift

 

Elevator

                    Lorry

 

Truck

                    Mad

 

Crazy. Insane

                    Marvelous

  Marvelous

                    Motorbike

Motorcycle

                    Motorway

 

Highway

                    Happy

 

Diaper

                    Number plate

  License plate

                    Pavement

 

Sidewalk

                    Petrol

 

Gasoline

                    Post

Mail

                    Pub

 

Bar

                    Public toilet

 

   Rest room

                    Pyjamas

 

Pajamas

                    Queue

 

Line

                    Railway

Railroad

                    Rubber

 

Eraser

                    Rubbish

 

Garbage

                    Shop

Shop. Store

                    Sweets

Candy

                    Tap

 

Faucet

                    Timetable

 

Schedule

                    Tin

 

Can

                    Torch

 

Flashlight

                    Trainers

Sneakers

                    Travelling

Traveling

                    Trousers

 

Pants

                    Tube

 

Subway

                    Tyre

Tire

                    Waistcoat

 

Vest

                    Wardrobe

 

Closet

                    Whisky

 

Whisky/Whiskey

                    Windscreen

 

Windshield

                    Zip

Zipper