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Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
Such as Bonnet so I will start the game off
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Bonnet
British meaning for  the front part of a car that covers the engine. The American word is hood.

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 09:52:33 AM »
Boot (En)
Trunk (US)

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 12:44:49 PM »
elevator
lift

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 07:48:10 PM »

Sidewalk
Footpath

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 07:50:19 PM »

Mobile phone
Cell phone

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 08:26:36 PM »
car boot sale
garage sale

sorta the same...

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 09:00:39 PM »
An obvious one ...

Football
Soccer
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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 11:58:17 PM »

Cookie
Biscuit

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 06:13:00 PM »
The Toilet / Loo / The John /
Bog / WC / Visiting the little boys (little girl's room)....(Eng)
   
Bathroom / Restroom...(US)

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 09:49:39 PM »
Flat (UK)
Apartment (US)
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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2010, 01:06:58 AM »

Yank
American :tease:

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2010, 05:50:34 PM »
Dumpster (US)

Skip (UK)
 

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 05:55:49 PM »

Petrol
Gasolene

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 07:00:36 PM »
Slip road (UK)

Exit/Off/Entrance/On ramp (US)

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Re: Different meanings for the same words in British and American English
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010, 08:28:45 PM »
Motorway = English

Freeway = American

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