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We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
Much is said about the difference between the British and US language, often concentrating on differences of spelling or pronunciation. However, what about all those words which we have different terms for?
Bizarrely, I couldn’t find a decent list online – there were some short ones but nothing particularly details. So, with the help of a US colleague, I created one. And, thanks to Alexis, I learnt that a lot of differences (both ways) that we thought there were, no longer actually existed, with many US and UK words moving across the ocean.
Enough waffle, here is what we came up with. Feel free in the comments to let me know of any that you think aren’t correct.