15 English words that mean completely different things in the USA and Great Britain
Even if you are a native speaker of English, the way your language is used in different parts of the world may surprise you. The differences between UK and US English are a perfect example, and here are some everyday words that have completely different meanings in the two countries.
US: a coffin
US: a pancake
US: only an animal
US: an area of wet muddy ground
US: a trolleybus
US: the ground floor of a building
US: thin pieces of deep-fried potato
US: a buttery bread roll
US: a scientist working with chemicals
US: a piece of footwear
US: someone who jumps off something to end their life
US: a person who teaches you skills, often in a gym
US: a homeless person
US: to pick up and move something
What variety of English do you speak? Do you agree with all the meanings meantioned above? Would you add any words to this list?
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