Top Ten English vs American Words

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21 Dustbin / Trash can
22 Yanks / Americans

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

23 Holiday / Vacation
24 Film / Movie

Both countries use both of these words.

25 Dummy / Pacifier
26 Postman / Mailman
27 Caravan / Trailer
28 Loft / Attic
29 Flannel / Wash Cloth
30 Ground Floor / 1st Floor

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?

31 Lorry / Big Rig
32 Loo / Bathroom

That's what that word means... - funnyuser

33 Tap / Faucet
34 Jelly / Jello
35 Jam / Jelly

Merica has jam too but they are definitely. jam is softer than jelly - thebounty

36 Biscuit / Cookie
37 Sweets / Candy
38 Courgette / Zucchini
39 Tube / Subway
40 Aubergine / Eggplant
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