"US English to UK English Dictionary" England Local Custom Tip by Galahad

England Local Customs: 129 reviews and 170 photos

American first - English (Not Scottish or Welsh words) 2nd
Broiler - Cooker Grill
Cell Phone - Mobile Phone
Crib - Baby's cot
Crossties - Sleepers
Diaper - Nappy
Dirt-track - Off-road
Dirt-track bike - Mountain bike
Drugstore - Chemist
Elevator - Lift
Fall - Autumn
Fire Department - Fire Brigade
First Floor - Ground Floor
Garage - Multi-storey Car Park
Gasoline - Petrol
Ground Beef - Minced Beef
Heritage Breed (in livestock) - Rare Breed
Hog - Pig
Hoof and Mouth Disease - Foot and Mouth Disease
Mad Cow Disease - BSE
Mail Carrier - Postman
Museum - Art Gallery
Pack of Sheep - Flock of Sheep
Pants - Trousers
Parking Lot - Car Park
Row house - Terraced house
Sneakers - Trainers
Station Wagon - Estate Car
Ties (Railroad) - Sleepers
Toll-free - Freephone
Traffic circle - Roundabout
Trolley - Tram
Truck Farming - Horticulture
Trunk of a car - Boot
Tub - Bath

Plant names; Queen Anne's Lace - Cow Parsley

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  • Updated May 5, 2010
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