25 Words With Different Meanings For The U.K. And The U.S.

From coaches to torches, if you’ve ever crossed the pond/ocean the differences in English were probably one of the first things you noticed (apart from driving on opposite sides of the road!). These are 25 Words With Different Meanings For The U.K. And The U.S.

Last Updated on

25

Biscuit

english words

In the US this is a buttery roll while in the UK this would be a cookie.

24

Chemist

english words

In the US a chemist is a scientists that works with chemicals while in the UK a chemist is the US equivalent of a pharmacy.

23

Boot

english words

In the US these are a type of shoe. In the UK this would refer to your car’s trunk.

22

Dummy

english words

In the US a dummy is somebody who doesn’t know anything. In the UK a dummy is a baby’s pacifier.

21

Coach

english words

In both dialects a coach is the leader of a sports team while in the UK a coach is also a bus.



SEE ALSO: 25 Life Hacks That Actually Don't Help Make Your Life Better »

NOW WATCH: 25 Must-Have Video Games For Your Christmas Wish List

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Facts About Australia That Show Why It's So Unique

25 Facts About Australia That Show Why It’s So Unique

25 Deep Sea Mysteries And Oddities That Will Leave You Baffled

25 Deep Sea Mysteries And Oddities That Will Leave You Baffled