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UK vs US English Accent and Vocabulary

    The Brits and Americans have different accents and vocabulary. After many years of colonization, the English language evolved and new words and vocabulary appeared in the United States, and today British English differs substantially. Here are some of the more common words that are different depending on if you’re from America, or Britain.

    US vs UK English words

    Pavement vs Sidewalk

    Bin vs Trash can

    Petrol vs Gas

    Pushchair (pram) vs Stroller

    Pharmacy vs Drugstore

    Lift vs Elevator

    Jumper vs Sweater

    Autumn vs Fall

    Aubergine vs Eggplant

    Aluminium vs Aluminum

    ProGRESS vs PROgress

    Crisps vs Chips


    The English language is constantly evolving depending on where you live. As long as English learners understand the difference between the different accents they will be more capable of communicating with people that use each.

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