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  • Hello everyone, welcome back to

  • English with Lucy. Today I want to talk to you

  • about ten vocabulary differences between

  • American English and British English.

  • So, Let's get started.

  • The first one and a lot of you might know.

  • This one is what the British call "football"

  • and what the Americans call "soccer".

  • Now of course we will understand each other,

  • but it can get confusing because Americans have

  • "American football", which is a completely different game.

  • Number two, "chips" and "crisps"

  • For us, crisps are these, crunchy fried

  • potatoes, which usually served cold.

  • But the Americans call them "chips". It's even

  • more confusing when we get on to number three

  • because what Americans call "french fries" we then call "chips".

  • So french fries for Americans and chips for the British

  • are "Hot fried soft potatoes".

  • These.

  • Number four, what we call "trousers"

  • Americans call "pants". However it gets even

  • more confusing because when we gets to

  • number five, what Americans call "underwear"

  • we call "pants". So pants for Americans

  • are trousers, something you wear over your underwear.

  • Number six, "gas" versus "petrol"

  • For us, petrol is the liquid petroleum that you put

  • into your car, and Americans call this "gas".

  • Yes, it's confusing because gas for us only refers to

  • something that is in its gaseous form.

  • Something neither a solid nor liquid—a gas.

  • The next one, "biscuit" and "cookie".

  • For the British, we refer to one of these

  • as a biscuit and Americans call it a cookie.

  • Number eight, "trunk" versus "boot"

  • For us, the compartment in the back the car is

  • called a boot, which is also a word that can

  • refer to a specific type of shoe, but

  • for Americans it's just trunk.

  • Number nine, what we call a "jumper" Americans

  • will call a "sweater". So make sure you remember

  • both of these ones. So this for me is a jumper

  • but for Americans, it would be a sweater.

  • Number ten, "high school" versus "secondary school"

  • In Britain we call the final school that you attend "secondary school".

  • But in America they call it "high school".

  • Alright guys, that's it for today. I hope you learned something new.

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    Samuel posted on 2018/01/29
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