Top Ten English vs American WordsBritgirl English to the left, the other lot on the right. Who has the best words meaning the same thing?
The Top Ten
I'm American. I say both. It just matters what mood I'm in. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
Nappies sound weird I go for diapers
This is my Fave English Vs American word because it's Something I've heard very often!
Britgirl I Love this List for 2 reasons
#1 It's a New List made by my Amazing Friend
#2 It helps Because I'm Canadian & I don't know all the British words very well so thank you for Teaching me! - Curti2594
It's pretty confusing. In Britain, fires are chips, chips are crackers, crackers are biscuits (I think) which are dog treats in the USA. Confusing! - PolishGuy
Excellent! Awesome makes my teeth itch. - Britgirl
I say both all the time. - moonwolf
Yeah! Excellent is far better than awesome. - Fan_of_Good_Music
It would be strange for instance to hear a doctor saying " I have an awesome medication for your case " instead " I have an exellent medication for your case ". I think " exellent " is the right word to use.V 6 Comments
Why can't they both reconcile and call it a 'junksty'? Just curious... It sounds a bit more classier. - HezarioSeth
Is this about a shoe or a box?
Throw in the Canadian: garbage. I like rubbish. - PetSounds
We say garbage in Oregon and Cali
I'm American and say autumn because I find fall incorrect for some reason. I mean fall is an action not a season. - happyhappyjoyjoy
I say both sometimes. I'm from the country so I say Fall a lot. - funnyuser
Personally, I think Autumn sounds better - JandS3000
I find it better to say Autumn. - cosmoV 1 Comment
I have one question why do British call him father Christmas it's not like Saint Nicolas gave birth to Christmas. - FrankP
I didn't know that Santa Claus is called Father Christmas in the UK. Santa Claus is the best! - Fan_of_Good_Music
Like the Kinks song.
Give us the money!
We don't have time for your silly toys!
We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over! "
yeah, it's about Santa being robbed. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
Really annoys me when my idiot brother says "Season 2..." of something. - Britgirl
Season is a set of episodes; series is a set of seasons. I'm suprised to find that the british (with how strict and picky they are with grammar/spelling) would have this big of a mistake as a common error.
In Canada, we would use "series" to refer to the entire set of seasons of a given T.V. show.
It would be more logic to say " series 1, series 2,... than " season 1, season 2,... As far as I know, seasons are related to the four seasons. Why should a T.V. serie be related to that?V 2 Comments
I don't know why, but this really drives me spare. No offense to anyone, but "Math" just doesn't sound right. - PositronWildhawk
Wait you call it maths? That just sounds weird... - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
Is maths a short word for "mathematics"? - creed99
And here I am thinking that maths was just a Internet phrase like 'meh' or 'nao'. - RiverClanRocksV 2 Comments
I personally like American football. But I have to agree on why they named it football? I mean, most of the time they don't even use their feet. Heck, it would make more sense if they called it hand ball! - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
There's always arguments about these words. Football vs Soccer.
I do love Football & soccer sucks! - Fan_of_Good_Music
American FOOTBALL RULES! I MEAN SERIOUSLY, THE CLOCK GOING UP NEVER GOING DOWN IN SOCCER. YOU SCORE WAY MORE POINTS IN American FOOTBALL. SOCCER SMELLS LIKE DIRTY STINKY ROTTEN CRAPPY SOCKS! ! IF YOU DISAGREE CHANGE YOUR MIND! GO TO AN American FOOTBALL GAME, GO TAILGATING! IT'S NOT JUST THE GAME IT'S THE FESTIVITIES TOO! - OhioStateBuckeyesV 3 Comments
In America, we say both all the time. - funnyuser
The UK pronounces it "Zed" but it would sound so ridiculous saying "I love Zed Zed Top." - Britgirl
Reminds me of a boy who knew some magic and was chased by a Hitler type guy throughout the series (and I won't say season). He was considered awesome (correction: excellent. Don't feel right saying awesome here) by the magicians of this magical world. When he was just a baby and thus wore nappies (so cute! Diapers doesn't sound right for a cute little baby), the hitler guy attacked him with his wand. The story is too long for me so I just end it here.
The author of this story is someone who would often say the words belonging to the left side.
Who is the winner? - Kiteretsunu
They're used interchangeably in the US, but honestly I never heard Sorcerer's Stone until after Harry Potter
Its called the sorcerers stone in america? - Harri666
I mean, we're stupid, but not that stupid! - keycha1nV 1 Comment
In america even " Ass " becomes obsolete. They prefer the " strange ugly sounding " booty now. Whatever that means?
I’m British and only posh idiots say arse. I say ass.
This list is about the differences, not about if you know or don't know the meaning. Even Americans know what yanks are plus insult? I say : Yankee, go home!
Even Americans know what yanks are dummy. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter
Didn't Yank come from a song?
In Britain, theatre means the exhibit for a play. Cinema is the exhibit for a film. When you call both a theatre, it's weird. - PositronWildhawk
I usually say cinema because I find it easier. It's a similar word to "cine", which means "cinema/theater" in Spanish.
Before anyone giggles, this refers to the point at the end of the sentence. Not the other meaning. - PositronWildhawk
My full stop has come around again. :(
It's really the difference with the accents that has affected the spelling of the word. - PositronWildhawk
Mum's better than Mom, but Mama's the best! - Fan_of_Good_Music
Both countries use both of these words.
I'm British and I don't think I've ever said loft.
I didn't know that. We are saying ground floor and 1st floor for the " 1st " floor above the groundfloor what's logical. Even the mail-boxes are numbered in relation with the groundfloor. If you live at streetnumber 36 for instance the mail-boxes would indicate for the groundfloor " 36 ", for the 1st floor " 36A or 36 /1 ", for the second floor " 36B or 36 /2 " and so on. If the 1st floor have for example more than one habitants it would be " 36 /1A ", " 36 /1B "... I wonder how it works in America?
That's what that word means... - funnyuser
Merica has jam too but they are definitely. jam is softer than jelly - thebounty
Actually both countries say armpit
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