Words Brits use that Americans don't?

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  1. Candy Gal

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    Lots of foods, off the top of my head:

    Aubergine
    Corriander
    Gherkin
    Courgette
    Spring Onion
    Jam
    Porridge
     
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  2. Candy Gal

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    I don't think they say biscuit (?), -they say either cookies or crackers.


    Also, a Cafetiere is called a French Press over the pond.
     
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  3. DrRainbow

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    Big fat Willy came from behind me.
     
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  4. DrRainbow

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    Bellend
     
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  5. Candy Gal

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    Oh my lol
     
  6. Was obvious to me:laughing:
     
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  7. Candy Gal

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    Do they not use it?
    Nor arse. Lol
     
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  8. Candy Gal

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    Scones. They have no scones.
     
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  10. DrRainbow

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    Naught
     
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  11. DrRainbow

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    Bespoke
     
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  13. DrRainbow

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    Bloke
     
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  14. Meliai

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    I say both of these. Spring onions are the wild onions that come up in the spring (and for the last few years, through the winter too) and jam is like a chunkier jelly lol. Is it the same for you Brits?
     
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  15. soulcompromise

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    for me, saying jam is the same as saying jelly.
     
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  16. soulcompromise

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    I remember this word from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but I haven't since I was very little referred to hot cereal as porridge. It's always been called oatmeal! :)
     
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