Tuesday, 20 December 2016

HTH

40 words that Americans say "wrong" and their "proper" British English equivalent:

1. Resume (CV)

2. Cell phone (mobile)

3. Call someone (ring someone)

4. Trash can (bin)

5. ATM (cash point)

6. High school (secondary school)

7. College (university)

8. TV (telly)

9. Elevator (lift)

10. First floor (ground floor)

11. Second floor (first floor)

12. Third floor (second floor)

13. Vacation (holiday)

14. Zip code (post code)

15. Xerox (photocopy)

16. Sweater (jumper)

17. Pants (trousers)

18. Underwear (pants)

19. Fanny pack (bum bag)

20. Cigarette (fag)

21. Gas (petrol)

22. Semi (lorry)

23. Glue stick (pritt stick)

24. Sup? (you alright?)

25. Play hooky (skive)

26. Chip (crisp)

27. Fries (chips)

28. Cookie (biscuit)

29. Biscuit (scone/ cake thing)

30. Zucchini (courgette)

31. Eggplant (aubergine)

32. Cilantro (coriander)

33. Scotch tape (sellotape)

34. Trunk (boot)

35. Hood (bonnet)

36. Soccer (football)

37. Tennis shoes (trainers)

38. Backpack (Rucksack)

39. [There's no word for it] (maternity leave)

40. Vacuum (hoover)

41. Thanks dude (cheers mate)

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