Monday, June 6, 2011

britain-isms.

So to avoid any embarrassment/confusion the next time you journey across the pond, Addison and I have compiled a list of must-know words of survival. Here is your official (and probably incomplete) American to British dictionary:

American/British
  • restroom or bathroom/toilet or loo
  • elevator/lift
  • line/cue
  • subway/tube
  • sucker/lolli
  • exit/way out
  • gas/petrol
  • candy/sweeties
  • composer/songmaker
  • intermission/interval
  • parking lot/car park
  • sidewalk/pavement
  • cookie/biscuit
  • chips/crisps
  • fries/chips
  • make out/snog
Please feel free to make any additions!

3 comments:

Shelby Gene said...

bandaid/plaster
garbage/rubbish
garbage can/bin

Melwel said...

I hope you have been doing a lot of snogging but not on the pavement or while eating crisps.

Steph said...

trunk (of a car)/boot
hood (of a car)/bonnet