English terminology

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Many English words vary in meaning "across the pond". American English terms often have different meanings from their counterparts in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.


Glossary
Concept American term UK term
large vehicle truck lorry
small room that goes up elevator lift
fried potatoes (soft) french fries chips
crispy fried potatoes chips crisps


Glossary
Expression American meaning UK meaning
knocked up made pregnant tapped on door (like "rang up")