Difference between British and American English Words

Here is a list of the words and phrases that are used differently in British and American languages. Sometimes you will see the words are the same but the spellings of the words used in British and American language are different. And some other times there are different words and phrases popular in different countries to show the same thing.

British EnglishAmerican English
AeroplaneAirplane
AmpouleAmpule
AluminiumAluminum
ArseAss
BehoveBehoove
BogeymanBoogeyman Or Boogerman
BrentBrant
CarburettorCarburetor
CharivariShivaree, Charivari
EyrieAerie
FilletFillet, Filet
FountFont
FuroreFuror
GrottyGrody
HaulierHauler
JemmyJimmy
MoustacheMoustache
Mum(My)Mom(My)
Naivety,Naïveté
NaïvetéOriented
OrientatedPajamas
PyjamasPersnickety
PernicketyPlunk
PlonkPutter
PotterQuint
QuinScalawag
ScallywagScallywag
SledgeSled
SpecialitySpecialty
TitbitTidbit
AnnexeAnnex
Apophthegm[125]Apothegm[126]
Artefact,Artifact
Artifact
AxeAx, Axe
Chamomile , ChamomileChamomile, Camomile
CaratCarat, Karat
ChequeCheck
ChequerChecker
ChilliChili, Chile
Cipher, CypherCipher
Coulter, ColterColter
CosyCozy
DykeDike
DoughnutDoughnut, Donut
Draught, DraftDraft
GaugeGauge, Gage
GauntletGauntlet, Gantlet
GlycerineGlycerin, Glycerine
GreyGray, Grey
Grill,Grill,
GrilleGrille
HearkenHearken,
HonourHonor
HumourHumor
IdyllIdyl, Idyll
Jail, GaolJail
KerbCurb
(Kilo)Gram, (Kilo)Gramme(Kilo)Gram
LiquoriceLicorice
MidriffMidriff, Midrif
MolluscMollusk, Mollusc
MouldMold
MoultMolt
Neurone, NeuronNeuron
OmeletteOmelet, Omelette
PloughPlow
Primaeval, PrimevalPrimeval
Programme, ProgramProgram
Rack And RuinWrack And Ruin
Sceptic, SkepticSkeptic
Slew, SlueSlue, Slew
SmoulderSmolder
Storey, StoreysStory, Stories
Sulphate,Sulfate,
SulfateSulphate
Sulphur, SulfurSulfur, Sulphur
ThroughThrough, Thru
TyreTire
ViceVise, Vice
Whisky (Scotland), Whiskey (Ireland)Whiskey, Whisky
Yoghurt,Yogurt,
Yogurt, YoghourtYoghurt
Organise    Organize
British EnglishAmerican English
Aerial (Radio/TV)Antenna
American FootballFootball
AnorakParka
Articulated LorryTrailer Truck/Semi Trailer
AubergineEggplant
AutumnFall
Bank HolidayLegal Holiday
Bank NoteBill
BapHamburger Bun
Bat (Ping Pong)Paddle
BathBathtub
Bath (V.)Bathe
BathroomBathroom/Restroom/Washroom
Big DipperRoller Coaster
BillCheck (Restaurant)
Bill/AccountAccount
Billion = Million MillionBillion = Thousand Million
Biscuit (Sweet)Cookie
Black Or White?(Coffee)With Or Without?
Blackleg/ScabScab
Black TreacleMolasses
Blind (Window)Shade
Block Of FlatsApartment House
Block Of FlatsApartment Building
Blue JeansDungarees/Jeans
Bomb (Success)Bomb (Disaster)
Bonnet (Car)Hood
Book (V.)Make Reservation
Boot (Car)Trunk
Bootlace/ShoelaceShoestring
Bowler/Hard HatDerby
BracesSuspenders
Break (School)Recess
Briefs/UnderpantsShorts/Jockey Shorts
Broad BeanLima Bean
Bureau De ChangeCurrency Exchange
Butter Muslin/Cheese ClothCheese Cloth
C
CandyflossCotton Candy
CaravanTrailer
Caretaker/PorterJanitor
Car ParkParking Lot
CatapultSlingshot
Cattle GridTexas Gate
Centre (City/Business)Downtown
Central ReservationMedian Strip/Divider
Chairman (Business)President
ChemistDruggist
Chemist’s ShopPharmacy/Drugstore
Chest Of DrawersDresser/Bureau
ChipsFrench Fries
CinemaMovie House/Theater
Class/Form (School)Grade
CloakroomCheck Room
Cloakroom AttendantHat Check Girl
Clothes PegClothes Pin
ConscriptionDraft
Contraceptive/CondomRubber
ConvoyCaravan
CookerStove
Corn FlourCorn Starch
Corporation/Local AuthorityCity/Municipal Government
Cot/CribCrib
CottonThread
Cotton ReelSpool
Cotton WoolCotton Batting
CourgetteZucchini
Court ShoePump
Cream CrackerSoda Cracker
CrispsChips/Potato Chips
Cul-De-SacDead End
CupboardCloset
CurtainsDrapes
D
Desiccated (Coconut)Shredded
Director (Company)Manager
Directory EnquiriesInformation Assistance
Directory EnquiriesDirectory Assistance
DistrictPrecinct
DiversionDetour
Drain (Indoors)Sewer Pipe
DraperDrygoods Store
Draught ExcluderWeather Stripping
DraughtsCheckers
Drawing PinThumb Tack
Dressing-GownBathrobe
Dual CarriagewayDivided Highway
DummyPacifier
DungareesOveralls
Dustbin/BinGarbage Can/Trash Can
DynamoGenerator
E
EiderdownComforter
State AgentRealtor
Estate CarStation Wagon
F
Fair (Fun)Carnival
Filling Station / Petrol StationGas Station
FilmMovie
First FloorSecond Floor
Fish SliceSpatula/Egg Lifter
Fitted CarpetWall To Wall Carpet
FlannelWash Cloth
FlatApartment
FlexElectric Cord/Wire
Fly-OverOverpass
Football/SoccerSoccer
FortnightTwo Weeks
FoyerLobby/Foyer
Full Stop (Punctuation)Period
Funny BoneCrazy Bone
G
Gallery (Theatre)Balcony
GangwayAisle
GaolJail
GardenYard
Gear LeverGear Shift
GiddyDizzy
Give A Bell(To Phone)Give A Buzz
Goods Truck (Railway)Freight Truck
Goose PimplesGoose Bumps
Gramophone/Record PlayerPhonograph/Record Player
GreenfingersGreen Thumb
Grill (V.)Broil
Guard (Railway)Conductor
Gym Shoes/PlimsollsSneakers/Tennis Shoes
Tennis Shoes/TrainersSneakers/Tennis Shoes
H
Hair Grip/Kirby GripBobbie Pin
HandbagPurse/Pocket Book
HardwareHousewares
Headmaster/MistressPrincipal
Hire PurchaseInstallment Plan
HolidayVacation
Homely (=Pleasant)Homely (=Ugly)
Hoover (N.)Vacuum Cleaner
Hoover (V.)Vacuum
Housing EstateSub-Division
I
Ice/SorbetSherbet
Iced LollyPopsicle
Icing SugarPowdered Sugar
Icing SugarConfectioner’s Sugar
Identification ParadeLine-Up
Immersion Heater(Electric)Water Heater
IntervalIntermission
IronmongerHardware Store
J
Jab (Injection)Shot
Joint (Meat)Roast
JugPitcher
Jumper/Sweater/PulloverSweater/Pullover
K
Kiosk/Box (Telephone)Telephone Booth
KipperSmoked Herring
Knickers (Girl’s)Underwear/Panties
Knock Up (Tennis)Warm Up
Knock Up (Call From Sleep)In American Slang This
LMeans To Get A Woman Pregnant
Label
LarderTag
Lavatory/Toilet/W.C./LooPantry
Lay-ByJohn/Bathroom/Washroom
LeaderPull-Off
(Leading Article In Newspaper)Editorial
Leader(1st Violin In Orchestra)Concert Master
Left Luggage OfficeBaggage Room
LetLease/Rent
Level Crossing (Railway)Grade Crossing
LiftElevator
Limited (Company)Incorporated
LodgerRoomer
LorryTruck
Lost PropertyLost And Found
M
MackintoshRaincoat
Made To MeasureCustom Made
Managing Director/MDGeneral Manager
MarrowSquash
Methylated SpiritsDenatured Alcohol
MileometerOdometer
MotorwayFreeway/Throughway
MotorwaySuper Highway
N
NappyDiaper
Neat (Drink)Straight
Net CurtainsSheers/Under Drapes
NewsagentNews Dealer/News Stand
NoughtZero
Noughts And CrossesTic-Tac-Toe
Number PlateLicense Plate
O
Off License/Wine MerchantLiquor Store
Oven Cloth/GlovesPot Holder/Oven Mitt
Overtake (Vehicle)Pass
P
Pack (Of Cards)Deck
Packed LunchSack Lunch/Bag Lunch
Panel BeaterBody Shop
Pants (Boy’s Underwear)Shorts/Underwear
ParaffinKerosene
ParcelPackage
Pavement/FootpathSidewalk
Personal CallPerson-To-Person Call
PetrolGas/Gasoline
Pillar Box/Letter BoxMail Box
Plaster/ElastoplastBandaid
Point/Power Point/SocketOutlet/Socket
PostMail
Postal CodeZip Code
PostmanMailman/Postman
PostponementRaincheck
PramBaby Carriage/Baby Buggy
PrisonPenitentiary
Public ConvenienceBathroom/Restroom/Washroom
Public SchoolPrivate School
PuddingDessert
PurseChange Purse
PushchairStroller
Put Down/Entered(Goods)Bought/Charged
Put Through (Telephone)Connect
Q
Queue (N.)Line
Queue (V.)Stand In Line/Line Up
R
Rasher (Bacon)Slice
Reception (Hotel)Front Desk
ReceptionistDesk Clerk
Return TicketRound Trip Ticket
Reverse ChargesCall Collect
Reversing LightsBack Up Lights
Ring Up/PhoneCall/Phone
Roof/Hood (Car)Top
Roundabout (Road)Traffic Circle
RubberEraser
RubbishGarbage/Trash
S
Saloon CarSedan
Scribbling Pad/BlockScratch Pad
SellotapeScotch Tape
Semi-DetachedDuplex
SemolinaCream Of Wheat
ShatteredExhausted
Shop AssistantSales Clerk/Sales Girl
SideboardBuffet
Sideboards (Hair)Sideburns
Silencer (Car)Muffler
Single TicketOne Way Ticket
Sitting RoomLiving Room
Living RoomLiving Room
LoungeLiving Room
Drawing RoomLiving Room
Skipping RopeJump Rope
Skirting BoardBaseboard
Sledge/TobogganSled
Smalls (Washing)Underwear
SofaDavenport/Couch
SolicitorLawyer/Attorney
SorbetSherbet
SpannerMonkey Wrench
Spirits (Drink)Liquor
Spring OnionScallion/Green Onion
Staff (Academic)Faculty
Stalls (Theatre)Orchestra Seats
Stand (For Public Office)Run
Standard LampFloor Lamp
State SchoolPublic School
SellotapeAdhesive Tape
Stone (Fruit)Pit
SultanaRaisin
Surgery(Doctor’s/Dentist’s)Office
Surgical SpiritRubbing Alcohol
Suspender BeltGarter Belt
SuspendersGarters
SwedeTurnip/Rutabaga
Sweet CornCorn
Sweet Shop/ConfectionerCandy Store
Sweets/ChocolateCandy
Swiss RollJelly Roll
T
TadpolePollywog
TapFaucet
Teat (Baby’s Bottle)Nipple
Tea TrolleyTea Cart
TelegramWire
Telephone BoxPhone Booth
Term Academic (3 In A Year)Semester(2 In A Year)
TightsPantyhose
Time-TableSchedule
TinCan
Tip (N. And V.)Dump
TorchFlashlight
Traffic LightsStop Lights
Traffic LightsTraffic Signals
Traffic LightsStop Signals
TrousersPants/Slacks
Truncheon (Police)Night Stick
Trunk Call/Long DistanceLong Distance Call
Tube/UndergroundSubway
TurnoverSales/Revenue
Turn-Ups (Trousers)Cuffs (Pants)
U
Undergraduates:Undergraduates:
– 1st Year– Freshman
– 2nd Year– Sophomore
– 3rd Year– Junior
– 4th Year– Senior
Unit TrustMutual Fund          


Title: Difference between British and American English Words and Spellings

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