American English - British English ( 11th ,12th English )

American English - British English ( 11th ,12th English )

There are differences in spelling for some words between Americans and British . foe example the word "colour "is spelt by the Americans as "color". The differences may be based on not only spelling but also pronunciation and vocabulary.

British english  -  American english

  1. accountant        -financial controller
  2. aerial                  -antenna
  3. angry                  -mad
  4. anti-clockwise -counter-clockwise
  5. autumn            -fall
  6. biscuit               -cookie
  7. bonnet              - hood
  8. bookshop         -bookstore
  9. breaklight        -stoplight
  10. callingcard      -visitingcard
  11. car                     -automobile
  12. caretaker         -jaintor
  13. cashcard         -ATMcard
  14. cellphone       - mobilephone
  15. centre             - center
  16. chairman      - president
  17. chemist        - druggist
  18. cheque         - check
  19. chips             - crisp,french fries
  20. cinema/film - movie
  21. corridor        - hallway
  22. cooker           - stove
  23. cot                 -  crib
  24. coffin            - casket
  25. cotton          - thread
  26. cross roads - intersection
  27. cupboard    - closet
  28. currency note -bill
  29. curtain        - drapes 
  30. cute             - cunning
  31. cutlery        - silverware
  32. cyclist         - cycler
  33. disc             - disk
  34. diary           - databook
  35. digit           -  figure
  36. dish towel - tea towel
  37. dressing table - dresser
  38. dustbin       - trashcan,garbagecan
  39. engine driver - locomotive engineer
  40. engine        - motor
  41. escalator    - elevator
  42. estate car    - station wagon
  43. exercise book -note book
  44. ex-service man -veteran
  45. extra time    - over time
  46. financial year -fiscsl year
  47. fire engine -fire truck
  48. flat              - apartments
  49. flat mate    - room mate
  50. flex             - cord
  51. football     - soccer
  52. freight car - wagon
  53. fridge        - refrigerator
  54. friend       - pal
  55. frying pan - skillet
  56. garden      - yard
  57. goods train - freight train
  58. ground floor -first floor
  59. hand bag    - purse
  60. head teacher - principal
  61. health club  - gym
  62. high street - main street
  63. hire purchase - instalment plan
  64. hoarding    - bill board
  65. holiday       - vacation
  66. ill                 - sick
  67. indicator   - blinker
  68. invigilator  - proctor
  69. jam             - jelly
  70. jetty           - dock
  71. jug            -  pitcher
  72. kennel     - dog house
  73. kerb         - curb
  74. kiychen paper - paper towel
  75. letter box   - mail box
  76. life jacket   - life vest
  77. lift               - elevator
  78. living room - sitting room
  79. long jumb   - broad jumb
  80. lorry             - truck
  81. luggage      -  baggage
  82. luggage van - baggage van
  83. maize          - corn
  84. manager     - director
  85. match        - game
  86. milk tooth - baby tooth
  87. mineral     -  soda
  88. mobile phone - cell phone
  89. nail varnish - nail polish
  90. nappy         - diaper
  91. notice board - bulletin board
  92. number plate - licence plate
  93. nursing home - private hospital
  94. paraffin        -  kerosene
  95. paraffin oil   - coal oil
  96. pavement   -  side walk
  97. pen friend   - pen pal
  98. pepper pot  - pepper shaker
  99. petrol          -  gasoline
  100. physiotherapy - physical theraphy
  101. pigsty         - pig pen
  102. plane         - air plane
  103. plug hole    drain
  104. polling booth - voting booth
  105. post           - mail
  106. post man   - mail man
  107. postal vote  -absentee ballot
  108. post code    -zip code
  109. poridge      -  oat meal
  110. power cut  - power outrage
  111. presenter   - announcer
  112. press          - news
  113. conference programme - conference program
  114. puncture   - blow out
  115. push chair  - stroller
  116. queue         -  line
  117. railway      -  rail road
  118. resume     - curriculum vitae
  119. ring road  = outer belt
  120. roll of honour - honour roll
  121. rubber       - eraser
  122. rubber band  - elastic band
  123. rubbish     - garbage
  124. sanitary towel - sanitary napkin
  125. set square  - triangle
  126. shop       -  store
  127. skin        = peel
  128. sleeping partner - silent partner
  129. slip road    - ramp
  130. spanner     - wrench
  131. state school - public school
  132. steno graphy - short hand
  133. stupid          - dumb
  134. sub way       - underground way
  135. sweet           - candy
  136. swiss roll    - jelly roll
  137. tap               - faucet
  138. taxi              - cab
  139. terminus   -  depot,bus stop
  140. tie               - neck tie
  141. tie break    - tie breaker
  142. tie pen       - tie tag
  143. timber       - lumber
  144. time table - schedule
  145. tin              - cane
  146. toilet          - bath room,loo
  147. toffee         - candy
  148. torch         - flash light
  149. trolley       - cart
  150. trousers    - pants
  151. underground - sub way
  152. vest            - undershirt
  153. warder      - jailor
  154. wind screen  - wind shield
  155. wire           - telephone
  156. zip             - zipper
  157. constable  - patrol man
  158. honour     - honor
  159. plough     - plow
  160. flat            - apartment

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