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[edit] A

Abseil - Rappel

Accelerator - Gas Pedal

Acrylic/Perspex - Plexiglas

Alcohol - Liquor

All right? - How are you?, How you doing?

American Football - Football

Arse - Ass

Artex - Blown Ceiling

Articulated Lorry - 18 Wheeler, Semi, Truck

Aubergine - Eggplant

Autumn - Fall

"Aquaplane" - Hydroplane

[edit] B

Barbeque - Grill

Bathroom - Restroom

Begger - Panhandler

Biscuit - Cookie, Cracker (e.g. "Graham Cracker" for Digestives)

Bin - Trash Can, Garbage Can

Blow me - Blow Job

Blow me down! - Surprise

Bog Roll - Toilet Paper, TP

Bogey - Booger

Boiler - Furnace

Bonnet (of a car) - Hood

Boot (of a car) - Trunk

Bottom - Ass, Butt, Fanny, Rear End

Bottling - Canning

Braces - Braces (teeth), Suspenders (clothing)

Bruise (hurt) - Boo Boo

Bucket - Pail

Bucking Bronco - Mechanical Bull

Buggy - Stroller

Bum - Butt

Bungalow - Ranch

[edit] C

Car Park - Parking Lot

Cat - Cat, Kitty

Cheeky - Sassy

Cheque - Check

Chips - Fries

Chocolate - Candy

Cling Film - Plastic Wrap, Saran Wrap (US brand name)

Coriander - Cilantro

Cornflour - Cornstarch

Corridor - Hallway

Condom - Rubber

Cooker - Stove

Cotton Bud - Q-tip

Couple (of) - Two

Crisps - Chips

Cupboard - Cabinet, Store Room

Curling Tongs - Curling Iron

Curtains - Drapes, Window Treatments

Cut (hurt) - Boo Boo

Cutlery - Silverware

[edit] D

Diary - Journal, Planner, Schedule

Dog Lead - Dog Leash

Draw (lottery) - Drawing

Dummy (baby) - Binky, Pacifier, Nuk

Dungarees - Overalls

Dustbin - Trashcan

[edit] E

[edit] F

Fag - Cigarette

Fanny - Vagina

Felt-Tip Pen - Marker

Fillet (fish, etc.) - Filet (pronounced feelaay)

Filling In (a form) - Filling Out

Film - Movie

Fixtures (football) - Schedule

Fizzy Drink - Coke, Pop, Soda

Flat - Apartment

Flyover - Overpass

Football - Soccer

Fringe - Bangs

Full Stop - Period

[edit] G

Gaffer Tape - Duct Tape

Garage (petrol) - Gas Station

Garden - Yard

Garter - Garter Belt, Suspenders

Gear Stick - Stick Shift

Give Way - Yield

Twisting Off - Going Out (to party)

Glandular Fever - mono

Got Lucky - Had Sex

Grilled - Broiled

Ground Floor - First Floor

[edit] H

Hair Clip - Barette

Half Past Ten - Ten Thirty

Handbag - Purse, Pocketbook

Have (a shower) - Take

Headphones - Ear Buds, Headphones

Herbs - Herbs (but pronounced "errbz")

Hire Car - Rental Car

Homosexual - Fag (offensive)

Hoover - Vacuum Cleaner

[edit] I

Ice Lolly - Popsicle

Ironmonger - Hardware store

[edit] J

Axle Stand - Jack Stand'

Jam - Preserves

Jelly - Jello

Jug - Pitcher

Jumper - Sweater

Jumping the Queue - Cutting in Line

[edit] K

Karabiner - Carabiner

Kitchen Counter - Countertop

Kitchen Roll - Paper Towel

Kick-About - Pick-Up Game

Knickers - Panties, Underwear

[edit] L

Ladybird - Ladybug

Lift - Elevator

Lobby - Reception

Lodger - Housemate

Lollipop (not ice) - Sucker

Lorry - 18 Wheeler, Semi, Truck

Lorry Driver - Trucker

Lucked Out - Got Lucky

[edit] M

Manual (car) - Stick Shift

Maths - Math

Mechanic/Garage - Shop

Milk - cream (when ordering a coffee), milk (otherwise)

Mobile Phone - Cell Phone

Motorway - Freeway, Highway, Interstate

[edit] N

Nappy - Diaper, Dodgy Hair

[edit] O

[edit] P

Pad of Paper - Tablet

Pants - Underwear

Pavement - Sidewalk

Permanent Marker - Sharpie

Perspex/Acrylic - Plexiglas

Petrol - Gas

Petrol Station - Gas Station

Pharyngitus - Strep throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis)

Pickle - Relish

Pickling - Canning

Pinafore - Jumper

Pissed - Drunk

Pissed Off - Pissed, Annoyed

Plaster - Band Aid, Bandage

Polyfiller - Spackling

Pooey/Dirty Nappy - B.M. Bowel Movement, Poopy Diaper

Postcode - ZIP code

Postman/Postwoman - Mail Carrier

Pram/Pushchair - Stroller

Pudding - Dessert

Purse - Wallet

[edit] Q

Quarter Past Ten - Quarter After Ten

Queue - Line

[edit] R

Rawlplug - Screw anchor

Road Surface - Pavement

Rubber - Eraser

Rubbish - Trash

[edit] S

SAE stamped addressed envelope - SASE stamped self addressed envelope

Scrap Paper - Scratch Paper

Sellotape - Scotch Tape

Shop - Store

Shopping Trolley - Shopping Cart

Skirting Board - Baseboard

Soft Drink - Coke, Pop, Soda

Solicitor - Attorney/Laywer

Spade - Scoop, Shovel, Spade (regional variations)

Spanner - Wrench

Spuds - Potatoes

Supermarket - Grocery Store

Suspenders - Garter (for stockings)

Swap Over (school subjects) - Switching Out

Swede - Rutabaga; also Swedish, or yellow turnip

Sweets - Candy

Swiss Roll - Jelly Roll

[edit] T

Tap - Faucet

Tarmac - Asphalt (tarmac is used syn. for runway though)

Tea - Hot Tea (or you will be given Ice Tea by default)

Telly - TV

Tights - Pantyhose

Tins - Cans

Tinfoil - Aluminum Foil

Tissues - Kleenex

Toilet - Bathroom, Potty, Restroom

(Go to the) Toilet - Bathroom Break, Potty Break, Use the Potty

To Let (building) - For Rent

Torch - Flashlight

Tosser - Jerkoff

Traffic Jam - Congestion

Tramp - Bum

Trainers - Sneakers

Trolley - Cart

Trousers - Pants, Slacks

Turn Left - Hang a Left, Make a Left Turn

Twigged - Caught On, Realized

[edit] U

Underpants - Underwear

University/Uni - College, School

[edit] V

Vegetables - Produce (supermarket or home grown), vegetables (otherwise)

Vest (men) - A-shirt

Vest (women) - Tank Top

[edit] W

Waistcoat - Vest

Walking (in mountains) - Hiking

Wanker - Jerkoff

Washing - Laundry

Washing Up (noun) - Dishes

Washing Up (verb) - Doing the Dishes

Wee - Pee

Windscreen - Windshield

Wing (of a car) - Fender

[edit] X

[edit] Y

[edit] Z

Zimmerframe - Walker



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