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some word in British English and American English. Could you guys help me summarize some words has the same meaning but were spelled differently in American English and British English? such as taxi&cab,lorry&truck,biscuit&cookie.Thx~~~~~
Feb 13, 2012 11:43 AM
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February 13, 2012
British English American English anti-clockwise counter-clockwise articulated lorry trailer truck autumn autumn, fall barrister attorney bill (restaurant) bill, check biscuit cookie block of flats apartment building bonnet (clothing) hat bonnet (car) hood boot trunk bumper (car) bumper, fender caravan trailer car park parking lot chemist's shop drugstore, pharmacy chest of drawers dresser, chest of drawers, bureau chips fries, French fries the cinema the movies clothes peg clothespin coffin coffin, casket crisps potato chips crossroads intersection; crossroads (rural) cupboard cupboard (in kitchen); closet (for clothes etc) diversion detour drawing-pin thumbtack drink-driving drunk driving driving licence driver's license dual carriageway divided highway dummy (for baby) pacifier dustbin garbage can, trash can dustman garbage collector engine engine, motor estate agent real estate agent estate car station wagon film film, movie flat apartment, flat, studio flat tyre flat tire flyover overpass gearbox (car) transmission gear-lever gearshift Girl Guide Girl Scout ground floor ground/first floor handbag handbag, purse, shoulder bag high street main street holiday vacation hood (car) convertible top jam jam, preserves jug jug, pitcher juggernaut 18-wheeler lift elevator lorry truck, semi, tractor mad crazy, insane main road highway maize corn maths math motorbike motorcycle motorway freeway, expressway motorway highway, freeway, expressway, interstate highway, interstate nappy diaper naughts and crosses tic-tack-toe pants, underpants underpants, drawers pavement sidewalk pet hate pet peeve petrol gas, gasoline The Plough Big Dipper pocket money allowance post mail postbox mailbox postcode zip code postman mailman, mail carrier, letter carrier pub bar public toilet rest room, public bathroom railway railroad return (ticket) round-trip reverse charge collect call ring road beltway, freeway/highway loop road surface pavement, blacktop roundabout traffic circle, roundabout rubber eraser rubbish garbage, trash rubbish-bin garbage can, trashcan saloon (car) sedan shop shop, store silencer (car) muffler single (ticket) one-way solicitor lawyer, attorney spanner wrench sweets candy taxi taxi, taxi cab tea towel dish towel telly (informal), TV television, TV third-party insurance liability insurance timetable schedule tin can toll motorway toll road, turnpike torch flashlight trousers pants, trousers tube (train) subway underground (train) subway vest undershirt waistcoat vest wallet wallet, billfold wellington boots rubber boots, rain boots whisky whiskey, scotch windscreen windshield zip zipper
February 13, 2012
American - English Trash/ Garbage - Rubbish Trash Can/ Garbage Can - Rubbish bin Vacation - Holiday Pacifier - Dummy ( Thing a baby holds in it's mouth) Couch - Sofa Semester - Term Closet - Wardrobe commercial - Advert/ Advertisement Cell Phone - Mobile Phone Movie - Film Movie Theatre - Cinema Chips - Crisps French Fries - Chips Parking Lot - Car Park Egg Plant - Aubergine Fall - Autumn Shows - Programs I watch a lot of American Tv Programs c;
February 13, 2012
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