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1st Floor

Ground Floor

2nd Floor

1st Floor

3rd Floor (and so on)

2nd Floor

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Advert

Ages (as in ages ago)

Yonks

Angry

Pissed off (for just "pissed" see "drunk")

Area code

Dialing code

Ass

Arse

Apartment

Flat

Apartment - two floors

Maisonette

Appointment calendar

Diary

Automobile (car is also used)

Car, motor car

Baby carriage

Pram

Baby crib

Cot

Back up (a car)

Reverse

Bandaid (bandage)

Plaster, elastoplast

Bangs (hair)

Fringe

Bar

Pub

Barrette

Hair slide

Baseboard

Skirting board

Bath robe / house coat

Dressing gown

Bathing suit

Swimming costume

Beets

Beetroot

Biscuit

Roll or Bread roll

Blacktop

Tarred road

Bleachers

Terrace

Blender

Liquidiser

Blinkers, turn signals

Flickers, indicators

Boy

Lad

Braid (hair)

Plait

Broil

Grill

Broke

Skint

Buddy (friend)

Mate, matey

Bumper cars (at amusement parks)

Dodgem Cars

Busy (as in telephone line is busy)

Engaged

Butt

Bum (bum in the US is a tramp)

Button (kind that pins on)

Badge

Cafeteria

Canteen (canteen in US is a drinking bottle)

Can

Tin

Candy

Sweets

Candy Bar

Chocolate Bar

Check (as in restaurant check)

Bill

Cigarette

Fag (in the USA a fag is slang for some one who is gay!)

Closet

Cupboard

Club Soda

Soda

Coat (men's suit)

Jacket

Collect call

Reverse charge call

Condo 

Flat (that is owned not leased)

Cotton Candy

Candy Floss

Counterclockwise

Anticlockwise

Cookie

Biscuit (VERY different to a US biscuit)

Crepe

Pancake (normally served rolled with cinnamon and sugar - very different to US pancake)

Cross walk

Zebra crossing

Davenport (in USA a couch)

Davenport (in UK a desk)

Dessert

Pudding

Defroster, defogger

Demister

Dead End

Cul-de-sac

Deductible (insurance)

Excess

Diaper

Nappy

Diner

Tea room, cafe
Dishes - to do the dishes To do the washing up

Divided highway (4 lanes)

Dual carriageway

Down payment

Deposit

Downsize (at work)

Retrench, made redundant

Drapes, draperies

Curtains

Dress

Frock

Drunk

Pissed

Eggplant

Aubergine

Electrical cable

Flex

Elevator

Lift

Emergency room

Casualty

English beer or ale

Bitter

Eraser

Rubber (rubber in the US is a condom!)

Estimate (as in "to obtain an estimate")

Quote

Extract (as in Vanilla extract)

Essence

Exit

Off Ramp

Expert (like a computer nerd)

Boffin

Fall

Autumn

Fancy

Posh

Fanny Pack (fanny in UK does NOT mean butt, use this word VERY carefully)

Bum Bag

Faucet / Spigot

Tap

Festival

Fete (pronounced "Fate")

Fire (from a job at work)

Sack (fire is used as well)

Fire Department

Fire Brigade

First Name

Christian Name

Fishing Pole Fishing Rod

Flashlight

Torch

French Fries

Chips

Futon (sleeper couch is also used)

Sleeper couch (Futon in the UK is the "real" Japanese style low bed with slats)

Game (as in sports)

Match

Garbage man

Dustman

Gas station

Filling station, petrol station

German Shepard

Alsatian

Good bye

Cheerio

Goof off

Skive off

Granola

Muesli

Grill

Barbecue

Ground (electrical)

Earth

Ground beef

Mince, minced meat

Guy

Bloke

Hash Browns

Grated potato, fried

Home Fries

Cubed potato, fried

Hood

Bonnet

Honk

Hoot

Horn

Hooter

Horny

Randy

Hot pocket (brand name)

Meat Pie

Hot water heater

Geyser

Intermission

Interval

Jail

Jail, was originally spelled Gaol

Jello

Jelly

Jelly

Jam

Kerosene

Paraffin

Ketchup

Tomato Sauce

Kiss, make out

Snog

Last Name

Surname

Leash (for a dog)

Lead

Letter opener

Paper knife

Laundromat

Laundrette

Laundry detergent

Washing powder

Lawyer

Barrister, solicitor 

License plate, tag

Number plate

Line (as in "standing in")

Queue

Liquor Store

Off License, Off sales

Living room

Lounge, sitting room

Loaded (as in a car is "loaded" with extras)

Full house

London Broil

Silverside beef roast

Love Seat

Couch, sofa, settee

Mail

Post

Main Street

High Street

Mixture of fruit preserve used like ketchup on meat dishes such as curry or sausages

Chutney

Mobile home, trailer

Caravan

Molasses

Treacle

Movie Theater

Cinema

Moving truck

Removal van

Muffler (car)

Silencer

Nail polish

Nail varnish

Naked

Starkers

Napkin

Serviette

Nurse - R.N. equivalent

Sister

Oatmeal

Porridge

Outlet (electrical)

Socket, Power point, wall plug

Overpass

Flyover

Pacifier (baby)

Dummy

Pants

Trousers

Panties

Knickers

Panty hose

Stockings

Parka, hooded jacket

Anorak

Parking lot

Car park

Pass (another car)

Overtake

Pavement

Tar road

Payphone

Phone box, call box

Period (punctuation)

Full stop

Pig's stomach, eaten boiled with onions

Tripe

Pissed

Angry (pissed in the Commonwealth means drunk!!)

Pharmacy, drug store

Chemist

Plexi-glass

Perspex

Policeman or cop

Copper or Bobby

Pop (Midwest US for Soda)

Coldrink, soft drink

Pork Sausages

Bangers

Popsicle

Ice lolly

Potato Chips

Crisps

Pound sign (on a telephone)

Hash sign

Powdered sugar

Castor sugar

President (of a company)

Managing Director

Private school

Public school

Purse

Handbag

Radio

Wireless

Railroad

Railway

Realtor

Estate agent

Red hair

Ginger hair

Reflectors (in the middle of a road)

Cat's eyes

Resume

CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Restroom, bathroom

Toilet, W.C. (Water Closet)

Round Trip (as in flight tickets)

Return

Santa Claus

Father Christmas

Saran Wrap

Cling Film

Savings Bank

Building Society

Scotch tape

Sticky tape

Sewing thread

Cotton

Shopping Cart

Supermarket Trolley

Shrimp

Prawn

Sidewalk

Pavement

Sleep

Kip, doss

Slowpoke

Slowcoach

Small flapjack, served with tea

Crumpet

Sneakers

Trainers

Soda

Coldrink, soft drink

Squash

Marrow

State

Province (SA) State (AUS) Counties (UK)

Station Wagon

Estate

Steal

Nick, pinch

Store

Shop (in US Shop is only a verb)

Stove - burners

Hob - hot plates

Street car

Tram

Stroller

Push chair

Students (at school) Pupils

Studio apartment

Bedsitter

Study, learn hard

Swot, Revise

Stupid

Daft

Styrofoam

Polystyrene

Subway

Underground / Tube

Sun glasses

Sunnies (Australia)

Suspenders

Braces

Sweater (pullover)

Jumper or jersey

Swimsuit

Costume, cozzie, swimmers (Australia)

TV, Television

Telly

Take out (as in fast food)

Takeaway

Taxi stand

Taxi rank

Thumb tack

Drawing pin

Ticket (Midwest for restaurant check)

Bill

Tired

Knackered

Toilet

Loo

Traffic circle

Roundabout

Traffic light, stop light

Robot, traffic light

Trash

Rubbish

Truck

Lorry

Tram

Cable car

Trunk (on a car)

Boot

Turnpike, Interstate

Freeway, Motorway

Umbrella

Brolley

Undershirt

Vest

Unemployed

On the dole

Unemployment checks

Giros

Vacation

Holiday

Valence (window)

Pelmet

VCR (Video Cassette Recorder)

Video Machine

Vest

Waist Coat

Vice-president

Director

Visit with

Gossip, catch up with events

Windshield

Windscreen

Wrench

Spanner

Y'all (used in Midwest and South)

You lot

Yard

Garden

Zee (the letter as in XYZ)

Zed

Zip Code

Postal Code

Zucchini

Courgettes, baby marrows

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