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This is a list of words and phrases that have different meanings in British and American English.

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Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Air Marshal Lieutenant General A senior Royal Air Force officer Undercover plod on an US commercial aircraft
Alloys Rims Makes the wheels on your car look nice Two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal
Alright mate Wasssssssss'up Tribal greetings "Are you ok?"
Arse Ass Your shitter "Oh my God! Are you British?"
Arse-over-tits Head-over-heels To take a stumble A wierd sexual position
Ass Donkey A horse like animal with a mind of its own Twice the size of your shitter

B

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Banger Sausage (1)Something you stick in your mash

(2) An old motor

Firework
Barrister Lawyer The guy who is either meant to stop you from going to, or put you in prison 'Hey, he is an English lawyer'
Beer Beer A foaming, hoppy brew lovingly pulled by your local publican, sweet with the gentle aroma of caramelised barley. Served in pint glasses. (Also comes as lager). Mass produced semi-fermented rats' piss, served in bottles, ice cold to disguise the flavor (sic). (Actually some of the lagers are OK).
Beaver Beaver A small brown aquatic animal that builds dams A ladies front end
Bill (1) Police

(2) Check

(1)'The Old Bill' the men putting those shiny things on your wrists and you in the back of that nice warm van

(2)What you are given by the waiter after a fat filled meal

(1)A common name

(2)Something to pay the check with

Bird Girlfriend The woman you're banging, who wont let you bang someone else without getting upset The thing in the trees that wakes you up at 5am every Sunday morning
Biscuit Cookie Like a hobnob or a McVities Digestive Nearer to a scone
Bloody Darn A less 'naughty' word in place of 'fucking hell' What your arm gets when you cut your wrist
Bob's your uncle And there you have it Used after a simple set of instructions e.g. "hammer this nail into that bit of wood, and bam, bobs your uncle" A man called Bob who is your Mum/Dad's brother (in some States, you can marry his daughter/son)
Bog Toilet The place where you shit and piss A water logged area of land
Bogey Booger Something you pull out of yout nose, and when drunk the drill is pick-lick-flick Enemy aircraft
Bombardier Artillery serviceman (1)Corporal in the Royal Artillery

(2)Rather a good beer

(1)Crewman in a bomber aircraft who aims and drops the bombs

(2)A Canadian company that makes planes and trains

Boot Trunk The back end of a car, where you put shopping, dead bodies, golf clubs etc Those big shiny things on your feet
Break Recess Time for a brew or a smoke The first shot in Pool
Brew Cup of joe On duty: a cup of good old english tea. off duty: beer What British wannabe spams do with their pots of tea "just let it brew dear"
Bum Ass The thing you watch walk away when that nice lady turned your offers down A homeless person
Butt Cigarette Butt The end of the fag that goes in your mouth Arse

C

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Car Automobile A motor vehicle with three or more wheels found mainly on the road, although occasionally upside-down in a ditch. Rail-coach e.g. passenger car
Cash machine

Cashpoint

ATM A hole in the wall, where you get money
Chav Delinquent Young Criminal/Wannabe Ganstah "a what?"
Cider Hard cider Alcoholic beverage made of apples Unfiltered, unfermented apple juice (non-alcoholic)
Cookie Large soft or hard, but thin (for its size) biscuit. Any type of biscuit really.
Cowboy Con-artist Dodgy builder/tradesman (1)A cowhand working with livestock
Crap Shit Something you flick off your shoe with a stick as in "oh crap, that looks like a bus"
Culture Holywood Reminds us who we are Can I buy your bridge?

D

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Defence Preemptive strike The art of preventing an attack, or minimizing the damage of an attack, e.g. by preventing an enemy from conquering territory Something you do in a sports match to stop the other team from getting any points
Diet Huh? The cheapest way to get thin A type of coke that is on the menu but never ordered
Dodgy Sketchy A bit dubious
Dump Shit something you take in the comfort of your own trousers/on the toilet/in a field somewhere you can dump your old televisions/fridges/murdered ginger step children
Dual carriageway Divided highway A road where the traffic is separated by a central barrier

E

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for


F

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Fag Cigarette Cigarette Arrse-Bandit
Fag-ends Gossip Someone else's conversation
Faggot Gay (1) Homosexual man

(2) Pork Meatball

Fanny Butt (v)to faff around uselessly

(n)a wimp of the highest order (n)a cunt

Your arse
Flyover Overpass Elevated road section A Flypast (air show)
Football Soccer Do you seriously not know? A game that consists largely of very large men bashing into each other
Fruitcake (1) Cake made with mincedmeat

(2) Your batty old aunt

Homosexual

G

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Gear stick Stick shift The stick in the middle of your car that changes gear The stick in the middle of your car that shifts gears

H

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Half-inch Steal To take without permission, with the intent to perminantly deprive. See also Kingo Pretty close
Holiday Vacation Recreational Outing, to the sea-side or somewhere not in the UK (i.e. wales or cornwall christmass, easter etc
Hooker big ugly "american football" player The big ugly player in the centre front of the scrum a prostitute
Hoover Vacuum cleaner Something for sucking up dust (1) A former President who had a dam named after him

(2)A paranoid director of the FBI who was possibly a closet homosexual and cross-dresser.

I

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for


J

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Jam Jelly A thick fruit spread you put over your Toast Grid-locked roads (traffic jam)
Jelly Jello preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit Jam
Jiz cum That white stuff that makes babies Same thing
Johnny Comdom / rubber Keeps your cock warm and the Mrs weight down Thats Mr Johnney Cash to you son

K

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Knickers in a twist Panties in a bunch Means to get upset, mostly used when women or gays get upset e.g. "dont get your knickers in a twist" Something a spam whore has to sort out after getting paid

L

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Lemonade Sprite Sparkling, colourless liquid tasting nothing like lemons, rather like sprite, and a key ingredient in shandy (apparently) A drink that is made with and tastes of lemons
Lift Elevator What you get stuck in when your skyscraper gets zapped by the bad guys Picking up Chevvy blocks, or strangers on desert highways
Lorry Truck Big vehicle - drives very slowly uphills They don't
Loo John The shitter/toilet Something you skip to
LSD Currency (to those of a certain age) A psychedelic drug

M

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Mobile Cell-phone A small portable electronic device used for mobile communication, pictures, film, GPS, internet and music (1)something that can move

(2)A rare US citizen

Mum mom The woman who gave birth to you
Mong Fucktard Window-licking, icecream-gobbling, balloon-carrying idiot Alien invader
Motorway Freeway A big road that is meant to make travle by car easy and fast, but 80% of the time is full of traffic jams (always when you dont want it to be)
Muppet Blithering idiot Puppet made by Jim Henson.

N

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Nick Steal To take something with out premission of the owner To cut small notches in

O

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
over the moon Ecstatic Meaning your extremely happy e.g. "im over the moon that she isnt preggers" A nursery rhyme

P

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Pants Underwear (n)something else to take off in strip-poker

(v) as in "that's pants, Boss!"

Trousers
Pavement sidewalk something for pedestrians to walk on something for cars to drive on.
Petrol Gas The stuff that your car runs on
Pissed Drunk Intoxicated, one to many angry
Plaster Band-aid Something that stops bleeding form a cut A material that you put o your walls
Post Mail Something the Royal Mail puts through your door (when not on strike) Something sticking out of the ground
Pound Sign £ #

Q

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for

R

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Rubber Eraser Useful for removing pencil marks Useful for preventing children and STDs
Rubbish Trash refuse/waste (v) "we are rubbish at all sports so make up our own"
Rules of Engagement There are rules? The rules that tell you what you can and can't do in war the rules of marriage

S

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Septic

(Septic-tank)

Good-ol', flag-saluting, aren't we wonderful, my way or the highway, red-blooded American "Septic-tank" rhyming slang for Yank Causing putrefaction
Shag Sexual intercourse / copulation To have sex a type of carpet/rug
Shit Shit Umm, Shit Just about anything
Sketchy Incomplete Information Dodgy
Slag Hocker (v)"Get outta my pub you slaaaag" (only in cockny land)

(n)The girl on the street corner

The stuff that come off the top of molton metal
Suspenders Braces Holds your stockings up Holds your pants up
Sleeping policeman speed bump Put in place by council workers to waste fuel and ruin your suspension what cops do at night
Sod off Leave, get out A nice way to say fuck off e.g. "sod off ya fat cunt" Another word for turf
Spunk Cum Something your Mrs washes out of her hair before going to sleep energetic, get up and go attitude/demeanor

(v)"that kids has spunk"

T

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Tart Ho Promiscuous Woman Sour
Thank you *Grunt* Manners Something the british say
Thick as two short planks Idiot Used to decribe someone really stupid e.g. "that kid is as thick as two short planks" 2 by 4?
Torch Flashlight For stotting shagging couples at teenaged parties To set something on fire
Tosser Asswipe, Douchebag, Fuckwad, etc. Gordon Brown George Bush
Telly TV A box with moving pictures in Jam spelt wrong

U

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
University College Higher Education / piss up A british college

V

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Vest Under-shirt Garment worn inside the shirt Garment worn outside the shirt
Vet Veterinarian A doctor who REALLY shouldn't get into a relationship with his patients A military veteran

W

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for
Wah Bromeando You shouldn't have fallen for that, you dumb fuck. "Those Brit's have a weird sense of humour"
Warrant Officer God Fuck off I work for a living Something you salute (apparently)
Warrior (IFV) M2 Bradley (IFV) Troop carrying tracked vehicle "Won't you come out to pla-ay"
Weiner Penis a smaller than average cock(uk) (1)A hotdog

(2)A below average size cock

X

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for

Y

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for

Z

Word American Equivalent Definition What Spams use our word for

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