Selected differences between UK English and US English

Wars have been fought over less. Luckily for you, Gymglish has compiled, illustrated and made light of 15 absolutely essential differences between UK English and US English.

1) Jumper vs. Sweater





This first tip is all about tops. You could even say it’s tip top. But you probably shouldn’t.

2) Biscuit vs. Cookie






Tip #2  may leave crumbs.

3) Pushchair vs. Stroller





Tip #3 is one that you can really push around. Don’t be a baby about it, though

4) Lift vs. Elevator





Tip #4 will take you to the top, but may skip the 13th floor.

5) Lorry vs. Truck





Tip #5 carries a lot of junk in the trunk and/or bonnet.

6) Trousers vs. Pants





Tip #6 may help you avoid a delightful misunderstanding in regards to nether regions.

7) Car park vs. Parking lot





Tip #7 may help you find a good parking spot.

8) Motorway vs. Highway





Tip #8 will take you places, but avoid any hitchhikers you find on the way.

9) Underground vs. Subway





Tip #9 may awaken subterranean homesick blues. Proceed with caution.

10) Bill vs. Check





Tip #10 can be split 5 ways but you should be sure to tip at least 15-20%.

11) Petrol vs. gas




Tip #11 is highly flammable. Wars are often fought over it, but we promise to keep politics out of the picture.

12) Nappy vs. Diaper





Tip #12 may make a dirty situation a bit cleaner.

13) Cooker vs. Stove





Tip #13 may start a grease fire in the kitchen.

14) Hoover vs. Vacuum cleaner





Tip #14 doesn’t suck, contrary to its primary function.

15) Mobile vs. Cellphone





You’ll take tip #15 with you everywhere except the shower.

Bonus: Holiday vs. Vacation





This last tip generally provides a relaxing break.

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