Words With Very Different Meanings in the U.S. and the UK. |

Words With Very Different Meanings in the U.S. and the UK.

To be honest, it’s starting to feel like British English and American English are not the same language anymore. To quote George Bernard Shaw, the United States of America and the UK are “two countries divided by a common language.” They can still understand each other, but the marked differences between the two varieties are growing steadily with each generation that in a few years they are going to be mutually unintelligible. One of the most notable and confusing differences, besides pronunciation, is at the level of vocabulary. Here are some words that have almost contradictory meanings in The United States and The UK.


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