Words That Have Different Meanings In American English and British EnglishKiteretsunu These are some of the words that have completely different meanings in American and British English.
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They just mean so different! - Kiteretsunu
Actually we call 1st floor the floor above ground level. Or at least we do where I live. - CityGuru
I never really understand what to call that floor. - MasterJamezZXQ
Well this thing can be really confusing if you're a Britisher newly living in U.S. and vice versa. - Kiteretsunu
I...say both when I am a American
The storage container well in UK we have the bread bin. But the other is what you call a trash can.
Not nessescarily, sometimes a bin is short for trash bin. - Therandom
Interesting list Kiteretsunu. - cosmo
This is such an interesting list, Kiteretsunu. The difference between English and American words / sayings has always fascinated me because it's still the English language! Why can't our cousins just adopt the English way instead of trying to change it? It would make our lives a lot simpler, don't you think buddy - sorry - friend? - Britgirl
This list is so amusing! - Turkeyasylum
We call the tooth supporters braces too! There are two definitions of it in British English. - PositronWildhawk
Tramp British: Homeless person.
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2. Rubber (British - Eraser; American - Condom)
3. Pissed (British - Drunk; American - Angry)
2. Pants (British - Underwear; American - Trousers)
3. Football (British - Soccer; American - American Football)