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هه‌مه‌ڕه‌نگ | هه‌ندێ جیاوازی ووشه‌ له‌ نێوان به‌ریتانیا و ئه‌مریکا

هه‌مووان ئه‌وه‌ ده‌زانین که‌ ئه‌مریکای لاتین -باکوور- هه‌ر به‌ ئینگلیزی ده‌دوێن به‌ڵام ووشه‌کانی له‌ وشه‌کانی به‌ریتانیا جیاوازه‌ ئه‌مه‌ش لیستی ژماره‌یه‌ک وشه‌یه‌...

UK

USA

CV (curriculum vitae)Resume

Melissa Archuleta

BiscuitsCookies.

Linda Rice kindly  points out that "biscuits" in America are unsweetened dinner or breakfast pastries.

Bun (a sweet individual cake, sometimes with dried fruit)Muffin (nearest example I think!!!)

Wouldn't it be a cupcake rather than a muffin?

Rachy

Muffin is correct. A cupcake is like a miniature cake often with frosting. I believe the same cooking mold can be used.

Simon Slade

وشه‌ی زیاتر له‌ درێژه‌ی بابه‌تدایه‌....

هه‌مووان ئه‌وه‌ ده‌زانین که‌ ئه‌مریکای لاتین -باکوور- هه‌ر به‌ ئینگلیزی ده‌دوێن به‌ڵام ووشه‌کانی له‌ وشه‌کانی به‌ریتانیا جیاوازه‌ ئه‌مه‌ش لیستی ژماره‌یه‌ک وشه‌یه‌...

UK

USA

CV (curriculum vitae)Resume

Melissa Archuleta

BiscuitsCookies.

Linda Rice kindly  points out that "biscuits" in America are unsweetened dinner or breakfast pastries.

Bun (a sweet individual cake, sometimes with dried fruit)Muffin (nearest example I think!!!)

Wouldn't it be a cupcake rather than a muffin?

Rachy

Muffin is correct. A cupcake is like a miniature cake often with frosting. I believe the same cooking mold can be used.

Simon Slade

Roll or BapBun

Courtesy of LInda Rice

Bottom/Bum/ (slang)/Posterior/BacksideGlutes                     Linda also sent in this one.

Apparently usually used in 'gyms'

Butt, Backside or Derriere

Submitted by Michelle McLane

Headmaster/HeadmistressPrincipal

Submitted by Maxine Dorot

FlagpoleFlagstaff *   

Both Linda Rice and "Rob" have contacted me saying they had never heard this expression in the U.S.A. - sorry.

I have now been informed that both words are used in America.  Apparently Flagstaff, AR gets its name from a rather prominent flagpole/flagstaff that was erected there years ago.

Thanks to William Hitch for this information.                

Silencer (on motor vehicle)Muffler*          *Both suggested by John Stevens
SpannerWrench
ShoelaceShoestring

Apparently another debatable one!!!

CinemaMovie-house

Here again both Linda and Rob pointed out this is usually known as a movie theater not movie-house

FilmMovie

William Hitch has made the comment that the word "movie" is still used generally, but critics favour (favor) "film".  He makes the observation that this may be so they are not laughed at in Cannes!

Postman/PostwomanMailman/Mailwoman
LadysfingerOkra
CourgetteZucchini
Swede (or yellow turnip)Rutabaga

Jack

WardrobeCloset

To be technical, wardrobes are stand alone and not built into the room, whereas a closet is built into the room. At least in the US.

David Walker

This made me think and actually here in the UK a free standing piece of furniture in a bedroom is called a "wardrobe" but we tend to say "built-in wardrobe" or even "cupboard" when it is built into the room.

ClassGrade (pre-college schools)

Class (high schools (sometimes);  colleges (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)

Thanks again to William Hitch

ParcelPackage
LorryTruck

Most of the above were contributed by Swami Narasimhan for which we are most grateful.

Toilet or LavatoryRestroom (or John I believe)

Apparently "Bathroom" is more commonly used (thanks to Dr.  Bren Ewen for this.)

William Hitch advises all the following can be heard in the USA "toilet, lavatory, john, restroom, washroom, latrine (army), head (navy), bathroom, mens'/ladies' room, outhouse (old country) and crapper (slang) - Sorry!

We Brits find this very strange "why disguise what the room is used for?

You certainly wouldn't want to "Rest" in British toilets!!!!

FlatApartment

If you say you live in a flat to an American, they are likely to ask "a flat what?"

GarageGas Station.

A "garage" in America is where you park your car at night.

TrousersPants

Now this one is really confusing!  in the U.K. the word 'pants' is only used for "underpants" hence, when an American says he is going to put on a fresh pair of pants before going out, it cracks us up.

"Pants" is now being used by our younger generation as a word to describe something they don't like.  e.g. The film was 'pants'!.

Braces

Another confusing one.  In the U.K. braces are two pieces of wide elastic which fix to the top of trousers, over the shoulder and then back onto the top of the trousers, thus holding them up.

 

It is also a term used in order to straighten teeth (in both countries I believe).        Simon Slade

Suspenders

 

Suspenders are what ladies' use to hold up stockings, although this term was also used for the contraptions men used to use to hold up their socks (so I am told!).

As a Yorkshireman if you can borrow his 'suspenders' and see what happens!

 

 

All the above 'quips' (in red) were kindly contributed by Nik Shearer - there is more of his humour (humor) at the bottom of this page.

QueueLine
LiftElevator
PavementSidewalk
Clothes PegClothes Pin
Bicarbonate of SodaBaking Soda
RubberEraser
Minced beefGround beef
RoundaboutRotary *
Perambulator (or Pram)Carriage*
ChipsFries*

If you say CHIPS in Britain people think of quite large bits of cooked potato in the US they are STEAK FRIES (as you get large ones with meat), whereas the type of fries you get in McDonalds are called fries OR chips. Being a Scotsman i would dare call those nonsense little bits of potato 'chips'.

Nik Shearer point this one out.

CrispsPotato Chips

Another from Nik

HolidayVacation*           * All sent in by Debbie - thanks.
Boot (car)Trunk
Bonnet (car)Hood
PetrolGas **

It has been pointed out by J. Bunce, that this is an abbreviation of the word "gasoline" - a word previously used for fuel.

Gas in the U.K. and apparently Australia is an air like substance which fills any available space.  Some gases can be bottled and used for such things as cooking.

Gas can also be used to mean idle chatter.

I am told "gas" means "funny" in Ireland

Thanks to Effie Makris for these observations.

 

I've also heard the word "gas" used to mean "funny." It's not unique to Ireland. I do remember watching old movies using the term - usually as a noun. "That story was a gas." It's not in common use now. However, some people think passing gas is funny.

Simon Slade

Moulting  (e.g. animal losing hair)Shedding         Sent in by Tamara Davis

BRITISHAMERICAN
Ground FloorFirst Floor

Contributed by Chris Johnson

Autumn

Fall

dummy*

* Nik Shearer advises this is known as a "dummy tit" in Scotland and Newfoundland

pacifier
undergroundsubway
angrymad
tightspantyhose
taxicab
madcrazy
dustbingarbage can
single ticketone-way ticket
shopstore
illsick
timetableschedule

All the above contributed by Elma Pavlikova

ring (telephone)call
biscuitcookie

Sent in by Thomas Highden - thanks

jumpersweater
nappydiaper
caravantrailer or motor home
chemistpharmacist
Elastoplastbandaid
estate agentrealtor
jacket potatobaked potato
jamjelly
jellyjello
leadleash
mac or mackintoshraincoat
marrowsquash
peckishhungry
footballsoccer
no true counterpartfootball
gardenyard
postal cost/post codezip code
power point/plug/socketelectrical outlet/outlet
pram (short for perambulator)baby carriage
pub (short for Public House)bar
to be made redundantlaid off, lose your job
sacked/ get your P45get fired, get a pink slip or become unemployed
refectory (not used much these days - canteen is usually used especially in workplace)cafeteria
rucksackbackpack
Sellotapescotch tape
sideboards (this has really come about due our poor pronunciation as a "sideboard" is a piece of furniture usually found in the dining room of a house)sideburns
sleeping policeman (I say nothing!)speed bump
smallsunderwear
snookerbilliards or more commonly pool (I am not sure I agree with this one as in the U.K. these are three entirely different games.
solicitorlawyer/attorney

William Hitch advises that general public tend to call them lawyers but they call themselves attorneys.

(here again I am not sure about this one and in the U.K.  solicitiors, lawyers and barristers have different roles)

sultanasraisins (in the U.K. we have sultanas, raisins and currants)
A surgerydoctors office
sitting in a tailbackstuck in a traffic jam.  A tailback is a position in a US football team (Now that could cause a raised eyebrow!)
tapfaucet
tincan
torchflashlight
articulated lorrytractor trailer
trainerssneakers
treaclemolasses
vestundershirt
waistcoat vest
loungeliving room
bangerfatter, thicker version of a sausage

In the UK we also use the term "old banger" when talking about a clapped out car.

baphamburger bun
candyflosscotton candy
clingfilmplastic wrap
pork scratchingspork rinds
porridgeoatmeal
tomato sauce/ketchupcatsup or ketchup
white saucegravy  (in the U.K. gravy is usually brown as it originated from meat juices whilst cooking).


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