Huh?

I thought I knew English but apparently not. Here are some things I’ve learned so far.

(I’ll keep adding words as I hear them.)

AMERICAN/BRITISH

Cotton Candy/Candy Floss

French Fries/Chips

Arugula/Rocket

Tan (skin)/Brown

Sneakers/Trainers

Mailbox/Pigeon Hole

Cough Drop/Throat Sweets

Cash Register/Till

Leash/Lead

Tire/Tyre

Flashlight/Torch

McDonalds/MacDonalds

Portapotty/Portaloo

Ornament/Baubble

Mr. Clean/Mr. Muscle

 

2 Responses

  1. Re: lettuce/rocket…it’s actually arugula that they’re referring to when they say rocket! definitely not a substitution for iceberg!

    Have you heard the UK pronunciation of urinal yet? CRACKS ME UP!!!

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