British and American English: 150+ Differences Illustrated

Learn extensive list of 150+ Differences between British and American English with pictures.

American English is the form of English used in the United States. British English is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.

British and American English

British vs. American English: Clothes

  • Bonnet —–<>—– Hat
  • Bootlace, Shoelace —–<>—– Shoestring
  • Clothes peg —–<>—– Clothespin
  • Dressing Gown —–<>—– Bath Rope
  • Dungaress —–<>—– Overalls
  • Nappy —–<>—– Diaper
  • Underwear, Knickers —–<>—– Underwear, Panties
  • Plimsolls, Gym Shoes —–<>—– Gym Shoes
  • Polo Neck —–<>—– Turtle Neck
  • Pyjamas —–<>—– Pajamas
  • …..

British and American English: Food & Kitchen

  • Aubergine —–<>—– Eggplant
  • Beetroot —–<>—– Beet
  • Biscuit —–<>—– Cookie
  • Black Treacle —–<>—– Molasses
  • Broad Bean —–<>—– Lima Bean
  • Chips —–<>—– French Fries
  • Cling Film —–<>—– Plastic Wrap
  • Cooker —–<>—– Range, Stove
  • Courgette —–<>—– Zucchini
  • Coriander—–<>—– Cilantro
  • Crisps —–<>—– (Potato) Chips

British vs. American English: Transportation

  • A single ticket —–<>—– One way ticket
  • Aeroplane —–<>—– Airplane
  • Bonnet —–<>—– Hood
  • Boot —–<>—– Trunk
  • Crossroads —–<>—– Intersection, crossroads
  • Diversion —–<>—– Detour 
  • Driving Licence —–<>—– Driver’s License
  • Dual Carriageway —–<>—– Divided Highway
  • Estate car —–<>—– Station Wagon

British and American English: Education

  • A Mark —–<>—–  A grade, Point
  • (Academic) Staff —–<>—– Faculty
  • Autumn Term —–<>—– Fall Semester
  • College High School —–<>—– High School
  • Exam —–<>—– Test
  • ….

British and American English: Home and Building

  • Bath —–<>—– Bath Tub
  • Bin/ Dust Bin —–<>—– Trash Can
  • Block of Flats —–<>—– Apartment Building, Apartment House
  • Bungalow —–<>—– One Story House
  • Bureau De Change —–<>—– Currency Exchange
  • Chemist’s Shop —–<>—– Drugstore

British and American English: Miscellaneous

  • Anti Clockwise  —–<>—– Counter-Clockwise
  • Autumn —–<>—– Fall
  • Car Boot Sale —–<>—– Garage Sale
  • Caretaker —–<>—– Janitor
  • Cashier —–<>—– Teller
  • Chap —–<>—– Guy
  • Dear —–<>—– Expensive
  • Draughts —–<>—– Checkers
  • Draw —–<>—– Tie
  • Mum, Mummy—–<>—– Mom, Mommy, Ma
  • Nil (Sport) —–<>—– Nothing, Zero
  • Noughts and Crosses —–<>—– Tic Tac Toe
  • Mate —–<>—– Buddy

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