Speak English


Speak English

Although people in both the United States and Great Britain speak English, sometimes they seem to be speaking two different languages! The following is a list of just some of the differences. Study the lists, then “have a go” at finding the British expressions in the puzzle. (Remember that words can be read forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.)

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Great Britain

United States

Anarak

Parka

Biscuit

Cracker, cookie

Bobby

Policeman

Body popping

Break dancing

Brolly

Umbrella

Call box

Telephone booth

Chemist’s

Drugstore

Chips

French fries (thick)

Conjurer

Magician

Crisps

Potato chips

Fizzy

Soda pop

Fortnight

Two weeks

Hooter

Car horn

Hoover

Vacuum

Iced lolly

Popsicle

Infant school

Elementary school (at least up to fourth grade)

Jelly

Gelatin

Jumper

Pullover sweater

Lift

Elevator

Lollipop man

Crossing guard

Lorry

Truck

Motorway

Freeway, expressway

Nappy

Diaper

Nought

Zero

Noughts and crosses

Ticktacktoe

Petrol

Gasoline

Roundabout

Merry-go-round

Scent

Perfume

Sticking plaster

Adhesive bandage

Sultanas

Raisins

Sweets

Candy, dessert

Torch

Flashlight

Trainers

Sneakers

Vest

Undershirt

Wellingtons

Rain boots