Differences between British and American Terms | Vocabulary

Learn differences between British and American Terms illustrated with pictures.

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

British and American Terms


Anti Clockwise  —–<>—– Counter-Clockwise

Autumn —–<>—– Fall

Car Boot Sale —–<>—– Garage Sale

Caretaker —–<>—– Janitor

Cashier —–<>—– Teller

Chap —–<>—– Guy

Dear —–<>—– Expensive

Draughts —–<>—– Checkers

Draw —–<>—– Tie

Dustman —–<>—– Garbage man

Film —–<>—– Movie

Fire Brigade —–<>—– Fire Department

Football —–<>—– Soccer

Girl, Lass —–<>—– Girl

High Street —–<>—– Main Street

Holiday —–<>—– Vacation

Jumble Sale —–<>—– Yard Sale

Kit —–<>—– Uniform

Ladybird —–<>—– Ladybug

Lollypop Man/Woman —–<>—– Crossing Guard

Loo —–<>—– Bathroom, Restroom

Mum, Mummy—–<>—– Mom, Mommy, Ma

Nil (Sport) —–<>—– Nothing, Zero

Noughts and Crosses —–<>—– Tic Tac Toe

Mate —–<>—– Buddy

Parcel —–<>—– Package

Phone Box —–<>—– Phone Booth

Pitch —–<>—– Field

Plaster —–<>—– Band-Aid

Policeman —–<>—– Police Officer

Post —–<>—–Mail

Postcode—–<>—– Zip code

Postman —–<>—– Mailman

Queue —–<>—– Line

Rucksack —–<>—– Backpack

Self-catering —–<>—– No Meals Included

Sellotape —–<>—– Sticky Tape, Scotch Tape

Sideboards —–<>—– Sideburns

Solicitor —–<>—– Lawyer, Attorney

Spot —–<>—– Pimple

Tippex —–<>—– White Out

British and American Terms | Pictures

Differences between British and American Terms | Vocabulary

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