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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
What are the differences between
British English and American English?
Woodlands Junior School is in the south-east corner of England


 British English

 American English

Girl / Lass
Boy / Lad
Man / Bloke / Chap/
Gentleman / Guy /
Man / Guy
Policeman / Bobby/
Postal Worker / Mailman / Mail Carrier
Garbage Man
Friend / Pal / Chum/
Mate / Buddy
Friend / Buddy
Lollypop Man
Crossing Guard
Guard (railway) Conductor
Solicitor Lawyer/attorney
Caretaker/porter Janitor
Crazy Person
Mum / Mummy / Mom, Mother
Mom, Mommy, Mother, Ma

Can't find a word? See our blog post Translating the British English

 British and American Vocabulary

Clothes Parts of a Car
At School In and around the House
On the Road People
Buildings / Shops Sport
Let's Eat! A- Z British to American
British and American Spellings  

Events and special days in the UK
British Life
Pooh down the River Thames
Flat Stanley
British History
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