British English and American English



The differences between British English and American English are mainly matters of pronunciation and vocabulary. There are a few spelling differences such British centre and colour and American center and color.

British English…..American English

  1. Aerogramme…..aerogram
  2. Aeroplane…..airplane
  3. Aluminium……aluminum
  4. Amicable….amiable
  5. Analyse-----analyze
  6. Angry…..mad
  7. Annexe.....annex
  8. Anywhere…..anyplace
  9. Armour…..armor
  10. Artificial…..artful
  11. Ascent……assent
  12. Autumn……fall
  13. Biscuit…..cookie
  14. Bonnet……hood
  15. Boot…..trunk
  16. Catalogue…..catalog
  17. Centre…..center
  18. Cheque…..check
  19. Chips…..French fries
  20. Compliment…..complement
  21. Cosy…..cozy
  22. Cot……cribe
  23. Councillor…..councilor
  24. Counsel…..council
  25. Crisps……chips
  26. Crossroads……intersection
  27. Defence……defense
  28. Demeanour…..dismeanor
  29. Descent…..dissent
  30. Dialling code…..area code
  31. Dialogue….dialog
  32. Dishonour……dishonor
  33. Distil…..distill
  34. Endeavour…..endeavor
  35. Engaged……busy
  36. Enrol…..enroll
  37. Fibre…..fiber
  38. Film….movie
  39. Fortnight….two weeks
  40. Fullfill…..fulfil
  41. Gear lever…..gear shift
  42. Gracious….graceful
  43. Harbour……harbor
  44. Historical…..historic
  45. Holiday…...vacation
  46. Honour.....honor
  47. Jewellery…..Jewelry
  48. Jug……pitcher
  49. Kilometre…..kilometer
  50. Labour…..labor
  51. Licence ….. License
  52. Lift…….elevator
  53. Lorry….truck
  54. Mad……crazy
  55. Main road….highway
  56. Marvellous…..marvelous
  57. Meagre…..meagar
  58. Mean…..stingy
  59. Motorway…….freeway
  60. Nappy……diaper
  61. Nasty….mean
  62. Odour…..odor
  63. Oestrogen……oestrogen
  64. Offence…..offense
  65. Paralyse……paralyze
  66. Parlour…..parlor
  67. Pavement…..sidewalk
  68. Petrol….gas
  69. Post…..mail
  70. Practise....practice
  71. Programme…..program
  72. Public toilet…..restroom
  73. Pyjamas.....pajamas
  74. Queue…..stand line
  75. Railway….railroad
  76. Realise……realize
  77. Rise….raise
  78. Road surface…..pavement
  79. Rubber……eraser
  80. Rubbish bin…..garbage can
  81. Rubbish……garbage
  82. Shop…..store
  83. Single….one-way
  84. Sociable…..social
  85. Spectre…..specter
  86. Stupid……dumb
  87. Sweets……candy
  88. Tap…..spigot
  89. Taxi…..cab
  90. Theatre…..theater
  91. Timetable…..schedule
  92. Tin…..can
  93. Torch……flashlight
  94. Trainers…..sneakers
  95. Traveller……traveler
  96. Trousers…..pants
  97. Tyre….tire
  98. Underground…..subway
  99. Valour…..valor
  100. Van…..truck
  101. Whiskey....whisky
  102. Windscreen……windshield
  103. Zip…..zipper



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