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England and America are two countries
 divided by a common language.
- George Bernard Shaw

I started this English/American phrase book/dictionary in 1995 and have been adding to it occasionally.  Can anyone come up with some new words or phrases?

Back to my page

Most recent entries are in bold

ENGLISH AMERICAN

Accelerate rapidly

Smoke tires

Adjustable spanner Monkey wrench

Aerial

Antenna

Aeroplanes

Airplanes

Alsatian

German shepherd

Aluminium (al-yoo-MIN-yum) Aluminum (a-LOO-minum)

Anadin

Anacin

Argy-bargy Lively discussion

Articulated lorry

Trailer truck

Athletics Director Athletic Director

Aubergine

Eggplant

Autumn

Fall

Avocado pear

Avocado

Badge Button

Bad review of a show

Bomb

Bangers Hot dogs

Bar of chocolate

Candy bar

Barman/barmaid

Bartender

Bath

Bathtub

Become pregnant

Get knocked up

Billion = A million million

Billion = A thousand million

Biro

Ballpoint pen

Biscuit (not sweet)

Cracker

Biscuit (sweet)

Cookie

Bleeper

Beeper

Blinkers

Blinders

Boiled sweets

Hard candy

Bollocks (rude)

Balls

Bomb

Good review of a show

Bonnet (of a car)

Hood

Boot (of a car)

Trunk

Braces

Suspenders

Brackets

Parentheses

Bread bin

Bread box

Brick

Good hearted person

Broad bean

Lima bean

Brolly

Umbrella

Building Society Savings & Loan
Bulldog clip Binder clip

Buoy (pronounced “boy”)

Buoy (pronounced “Boo-eee”)

Busker Panhandler who plays music

Butter muslin

Cheese cloth

Candy floss

Cotton candy

Canteen

Cafeteria

Car park

Parking lot

Chaise longue

Chaise lounge

Chemist

Drugstore

Cheques

Checks

Chips

French fries

Chiropodist

Podiatrist

Cigarette end

Cigarette butt

Cinema

Theatre

City centre

Downtown

Clothes peg

Clothes pin

Conservative Party

Republican Party

Cot

Crib

Counterfoil

Check stub

Counterpane Bedspread

Courgette

Zucchini

Coving

Crown molding

Cupboard

Closet

Current account

Checking account

Curriculum Vitae

Resumé

Darts

Paper airplanes

Desiccated coconut

Shredded coconut

Dinner jacket Tuxedo

Directory enquiries

Directory assistance

Diversion

Detour

Draughts

Checkers

Drawing pin

Thumb tack

Dress circle

Mezzanine

Dressing gown

Bathrobe

Dual carriageway

Divided highway

Dummy

Pacifier

Edgeways

Edgewise

Eiderdown

Comforter

Engaged

Busy signal

Enquiry

Inquiry

Estate car

Station wagon

Ex-directory

Unlisted

Exclamation mark

Exclamation point

Exhaust pipe

Muffler

Expiry date

Expiration date

Extension (on house)

Addition

Fag

Cigarette

Father Christmas Santa Claus

Film

Movie

Fish slice

Spatula

Flannel

Wash cloth

Flat

Apartment

Flex

Cable

Football

Soccer

Franked mail Metered mail

Fringe

Bangs

Fruit machines Slots

Full stop

Period

Garden

Yard

Gateau

Cake

Give a V-sign

Give the finger

Gobstopper Jawbreaker

Goods train

Freight train

Goose pimples

Goose bumps

Green fingers

Green thumb

Green pepper

Bell pepper

Grill

Broil

Ground floor

First floor

Guillotine

Paper chopper

Hair grip

Bobby pin

Headmaster

Principal

Hen party

Bridal shower

Highway

Freeway

Hire car

Rental car

Homely = Pleasant

Homely = Ugly

Hoover

Vacuum cleaner

Hots up Heats up

Hundreds and thousands

Sprinkles

Ice Cream Cornet

Ice Cream Cone

Ice Lolly

Popsicle

Icing

Frosting

Interval

Intermission

Inverted commas

Quotation marks

Jab

Shot

Jacket potato

Baked potato

Jam doughnut

Jelly doughnut

Jumper Sweater

Kipper

Smoked herring

Knock someone up

Visit someone

Labour Party

Democratic Party

Ladder (in tights) Run (in pantyhose)

Ladybird

Ladybug

Larder

Pantry

Lavatory

Toilet

Layby

Rest area

Let

Lease

Level crossing Railroad crossing

Lift

Ride

Lift

Elevator

Lilo

Pool airbed

Limited

Incorporated

Loo

John

Lorry

Truck

Mark Grade

Maths

Math

Mileometer

Odometer

Mince

Ground beef

Motorway

Freeway

Move house

Move

Nail Varnish

Nail Polish

Nappies

Diapers

Neat

Straight up

No bid  (in Bridge)

Pass

Note (money)

Bill

Nought

Zero

Noughts and crosses

Tic-tac-toe

Number plate

License plate

Oblique

Slash

Off Licence

Liquor Store

Oil of Ulay

Oil of Olay

Oven

Stove

Pack of cards

Deck of cards

Pants

Panties

Paraffin

Kerosene

Parcel

Package

Patience

Solitaire

Pavement

Sidewalk

Pay rise

Pay raise

Pecker (keep your pecker up) Spirits (keep your spirits up)

Petrol

Gas

Pillar box

Mail box

Pint of beer

Mug of beer

Pip

Seed

Pips Beeps you hear before the BBC News

Plait

Braid

Plaster Band Aid

Polo neck

Turtle neck

Pong

Stink

Post

Mail

p&p (postage and packing)

s&h (shipping and handling)

Potato crisps

Potato chips

Power cut

Black out

Pram

Baby carrier

Pub

Bar

Public school

Private school

Pudding

Dessert

Pull

Steep ascent

Quay (pronounced “key”)

Wharf

Queue

Line

Railway lines Railroad tracks

Randy

Horny

Read (a subject)

Major in (a subject)

Relations

Relatives

Removal van

Moving van

Repeat (pronounced REE-peat)

Rerun (of a show)

Return

Round trip

Reverse the charges

Call collect

Revise (for a test) Review

Ring someone

Call someone

Row (rhyming with "cow") Verbal fight (argument)

Rubber

Eraser

Rubbers

Goloshes

Rubbish

Garbage

Sack

Fire

Scales

Scale

Scheme (e.g. dental scheme)

Plan (dental plan)

Sellotape

Scotch tape

Semi-detached

Duplex

Sideboard

Buffet

Sideboards

Sideburns

Sitting room

Living room

Sixth former

High school senior

Skip Dumpster

Skipping rope

Jump rope

Skirting Board

Baseboard

Skive

Evade work

Sledge

Sled

Slide

Barrette

Slimming

Dieting

Soccer

Football

Solicitor

Lawyer

Sorted Sorted out

Spanner

Wrench

Spirits

Liquor

Sponge bag

Shaving kit

Spots

Zits

Sports jacket

Sport coat

Stag party

Bachelor party>

Stammer

Stutter

Starling

European starling

State school

Public school

Stone Pit
Stroppy (get in a strop) Have a bad attitude

Sultana

Raisin

Sunshine roof

Sunroof

Surname

Last name

Suspender belt

Garter belt

Talk to Visit with

Tap

Faucet

Tea towel

Dish towel

Telephone kiosk

Telephone booth

Telly

T.V./Television

Term

Semester

Tick

Check

Tights

Pantyhose

Tin

Can

Tin foil Aluminum wrap

Tip

Dump

Torch

Flashlight

Trainers

Sneakers

Trousers

Pants

Trunk call

Long distance call

Turf accountant (bookie)

Betting shop

Tyre

Tire

Unit trust

Mutual fund

Vest

Undershirt

W.C.

Bathroom

Waistcoat

Vest

Wash hands

Wash up

Wash up

Do dishes

Way out Exit

Wellies

Goloshes

Welsh dresser

Hutch

Whinge Whine

Windscreen

Windshield

Write off (a car)

Total (a car)

Zed

Zee

 
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