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British, Canadian and American Vocabulary

British Canadian American A     AA, RAC C A A , B C A
British Canadian American A     AA, RAC C A A , B C A
British Canadian American A     AA, RAC C A A , B C A

British

Canadian

American

A

   

AA, RAC

CAA, BCAA (in British Columbia)

AAA

abattoir

slaughterhouse, abattoir

slaughterhouse

Abominable Snowman, Yeti

Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Abominable Snowman

Abominable Snowman, Big Foot

abseil

rappel

rappel

absolutely, absobloodylutely (sl)

absolutely

absolutely

accelerator

gas pedal, accelerator

gas pedal, accelerator

accommodation

accommodation,

accommodations,

accommodations

accommodation

accumulator (in horse racing)

?

?

accumulator (car)

battery

battery

action replay

instant replay

instant replay

addictive

addictive, addicting

addictive, addicting

advertisement (TV)

commercial, advertisement

commercial, advertisement

adverts

commercial break

commercial break

aerial (TV)

antenna

antenna

afters, sweet, pudding, dessert

dessert

dessert

AGM (Annual General Meeting)

AGM

shareholders’ meeting, annual stockholders meeting

agony aunt, agony column

advice columnist, advice column

advice columnist, advice column

air host(ess), air steward, air stewardess, flight

air host(ess), flight attendant

flight attendant

air steward, air stewardess, flight air host(ess), flight attendant flight attendant 1 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
air steward, air stewardess, flight air host(ess), flight attendant flight attendant 1 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

attendant

   

airing cupboard

linen closet

linen closet

aisle, gangway

aisle

aisle

alcohol, spirits, booze, cargo (Glasgow only), plonk

alcohol, liquor, booze

alcohol, liquor, Daddy's juice (Northern Virginia), Daddy's soda (East Texas)

alcoholic, alkie, alky, piss-artist

alcoholic, booze pig

alcoholic

alco-pops

coolers

coolers

alligator

alligator, gator

alligator, gator

allotment

vegetable garden plot

vegetable garden plot

almost

almost

almost, most

Alsatian

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

amber (traffic light)

yellow, amber

yellow

ambulanceman

EMT (emergency medical technician), paramedic, ambulance technician

paramedic

American football

(American/Canadian) football, NFL, CFL

football, NFL

anaesthetist

anaesthetist

anesthesiologist, anesthetist

angry, cross, upset

angry, upset, mad, cross, mad as a wet hen

angry, upset, mad

ankle socks (for girls)

ankle socks

ankle socks, anklets, bobby sox

anorak

geek

geek

anorak, parka

parka, anorak

parka

antenatal

prenatal

prenatal

antenatal class

prenatal class, Lamaze class

prenatal class, Lamaze class

anti-abortion

pro-life, anti-abortion

pro-life

anti-clockwise

anti-clockwise

counterclockwise, withershins, widdershins

anyway, any road (sl)

anyway, anyways

anyway, anyways

anywhere

anywhere

anywhere, anyplace

apron, pinny

apron

apron

area code, dialling

area code

area code

code (phone)

pinny apron apron area code, dialling area code area code code (phone) 2 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
pinny apron apron area code, dialling area code area code code (phone) 2 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

"Are you smarter than a 10 year old?" (TV show)

"Are you smarter than a fifth grader?"

"Are you smarter than a fifth grader?"

argument, row, quarrel, slanging match, barney, ding- dong, scrap

argument, quarrel, spat, row

argument, quarrel, spat

arse

ass, arse (Nfld)

ass

arse-licker

ass-kisser, suck-up

ass-kisser, brown-noser, kiss-ass, toady

articulated lorry, artic, juggernaut

tractor-trailer, semi, semi- trailer, rig, trailer truck

tractor-trailer, semi, semi- trailer, rig, trailer truck

athletics

track and field, athletics

track and field, athletics

attack (game)

offence, offense

offense

aubergine

eggplant

eggplant

autumn

fall, autumn

fall, autumn

offense aubergine eggplant eggplant autumn fall, autumn fall, autumn 3 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
offense aubergine eggplant eggplant autumn fall, autumn fall, autumn 3 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
British Canadian American B     baby, babby baby baby back alley, back lane back
British Canadian American B     baby, babby baby baby back alley, back lane back
British Canadian American B     baby, babby baby baby back alley, back lane back

British

Canadian

American

B

   

baby, babby

baby

baby

back alley, back lane

back alley, back lane, alleyway

back alley

backhander

backhander, kickback

kickback

back to front, arse about face

back to front

back to front

badge

badge, pin

pin

bagsie

call dibs on

call dibs on

baked potato, jacket potato

baked potato

baked potato

bakery

bakery, bakeshop

bakery, bakeshop

baking tin

baking pan

baking pan

balaclava

balaclava, ski mask, skidoo mask

ski mask

balcony (house)

balcony, deck (although are

balcony, deck

different things. Deck doesn't exist in BE)

ballpoint pen, biro, pen

ballpoint pen, pen

ballpoint pen, pen

balti, Indian restaurant, curry house, Indian

Indian restaurant

Indian restaurant

banger, hot dog sausage, chipolata, saveloy, frankfurter, sausage

sausage, link, wiener, frankfurter, frank, steamie (Que), smokie

sausage, link, wiener, frankfurter, frank

bank holiday, public holiday

holiday, national holiday, public holiday, statutory holiday, stat

holiday, national holiday

bap, bun, batch, roll, cob

roll, bun

roll, bun

barbecue, barbie, have a BBQ

barbecue, host a BBQ

barbecue, cookout, have a BBQ

barbed wire

barbed wire, barbwire

barbed wire, barbwire

barber’s

barbershop

barbershop

Barbie, Sindy

Barbie

Barbie

bargain

bargain, bargoon (sl)

bargain

barmaid

bar tender, beer slinger, slinger

bar tender, slinger

(sl) bargain barmaid bar tender, beer slinger, slinger bar tender, slinger 4 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
(sl) bargain barmaid bar tender, beer slinger, slinger bar tender, slinger 4 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

barman

bartender, beer slinger, slinger

bartender, slinger

batch, roll, bap, bun, cob

roll, bun

roll, bun

bath

bath, bathtub, tub

bathtub, tub

bathing trunks, trunks, swimming trunks (male)

Speedos, trunks

swim trunks, Speedos

beauty contest

beauty contest, beauty pageant

beauty contest, beauty pageant

bed-settee

hide-a-bed, hideaway bed, sofa bed

hide-a-bed, hideaway, sofa bed

bedsit, bedsitter

bachelor apartment, studio apartment, kitchenette

studio apartment, efficiency, kitchenette

beefburger, hamburger, burger

hamburger, burger

hamburger, burger

beer, ale, lager, stout, porter, bock, bock beer, dry (different types of beer)

beer, ale, brew, lager, stout, porter, bock, bock beer, dry, brewski

beer, brewski, ale, brew

beer belly

beer belly, Molson muscle

beer belly

beer mat

coaster

coaster

beetroot

beet

beet

beggar

panhandler

panhandler

bellboy

bellboy, bellhop, bellman

bellboy, bellhop, bellman

bent, queer, nancy boy, pansy, fairy, gay, poof, poofta, (all

gay, fag, faggot, homo, fairy, queer, lesbo,

gay, fag, faggot, bent, queer, homo, fairy, lesbo,

offensive, except for `gay`)

nancy, (all offensive, except for `gay`)

(all offensive, except for `gay`)

bespoke, made-to-measure, custom-made (suit)

custom-made, bespoke

custom-made

best man

best man, groomsman

best man, groomsman

bickie (sl), biscuit

cookie

cookie

bicycle, bike, push-bike

bicycle, bike

bicycle, bike

bill (restaurant)

bill, check

check

billion

trillion

trillion

bin, rubbish bin, wastepaper basket/bin

garbage can, trashcan

garbage can, trashcan

bird, chick, bit of fluff, bit of

chick

chick

can, trashcan garbage can, trashcan bird, chick, bit of fluff, bit of chick chick 5 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
can, trashcan garbage can, trashcan bird, chick, bit of fluff, bit of chick chick 5 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

skirt (woman)

   

biro, ballpoint pen, pen

ballpoint pen, pen

ballpoint pen, pen

biscuit, bickie (sl)

cookie

cookie

bitch, cow, dog

bitch

bitch

bitter

dark beer

dark beer

black (person)

black, Carribean- Canadian

black, person of color, African-American

blackboard

blackboard, chalkboard

blackboard, chalkboard

blinkers (horse)

blinders

blinders

block of flats

apartment building, apartment block

apartment building, apartment house, apartment complex

bloke, guy, chap, lad, geezer

guy

guy

Bloody hell!, Blinkin' heck!, Blinkin' hell!, Oh my God!, Crikey!, Blimey!, Flippin' 'eck!, Get away! Shitting hell!, Sodding hell! Christ!

Oh my God!

(and?)

Oh my God! (and?)

blue riband

blue ribbon

blue ribbon

blusher

blusher, blush

blush

blu tack

poster putty, sticky tack, fun tack

sticky tack, poster putty

bobbin, reel, spool

bobbin, reel, spool

 

bobby, cop, police constable (PC), policeman/woman, copper, PC Plod

police officer, Mountie, patrolman, cop

police officer, cop patrolman, trooper, state trooper

bobsleigh

bobsled

bobsled

body clock

biological clock

biological clock

bogey

booger

booger

bogeyman

bogeyman, boogeyman

bogeyman, boogeyman

boiled sweet

hard candy

hard candy

boiling

boiling, broiling

boiling, broiling

Bollocks!, Bullshit!

Bullshit!

Bullshit!

Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes'

Bonfire Night (Nfld)

n/a

bonnet (on a car)

hood

hood

book (into a hotel), book a room

book

make a reservation, book

car) hood hood book (into a hotel) , book a room book make a reservation, book
car) hood hood book (into a hotel) , book a room book make a reservation, book

booking

reservation, booking

reservation

booking office

ticket office

ticket office

bookstall

newsstand

newsstand

boot (of car)

trunk

trunk

booze, alcohol, spirits, cargo (Glasgow only), plonk

alcohol, liquor, booze

alcohol, liquor, Daddy's juice (Northern Virginia), Daddy's soda (East Texas)

booze cruise (going over the English Channel for the day or weekend to purchase cheap alcohol)

n/a

n/a

booze-up, piss-up, bender

?

?

boozer, pub, bar

bar, pub

bar, pub

borstal

reform school

reform school

boss, gaffer, governor, guv, guv'ner, head honcho

boss

boss

bottom drawer

hope chest

hope chest

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

n/a

braces (to hold up trousers)

suspenders, braces

suspenders

brackets

brackets, parentheses

parentheses

breadbin

breadbox

breadbox

break (play time at school)

recess

recess

breakfast, brekkie

breakfast, brekkie

breakfast

breeze-block

cinder block

cinder block

bricklayer, brickie

bricklayer

bricklayer

bridesmaid (child)

flower girl, bridesmaid

fl(take an inventory?)er girl, bridesmaid

bring up (children)

?

raise

Brit, Briton, British person

Brit, Briton, British person

Brit, Briton, British person, Limey (offensive)

Brits, Brit Awards

Junos

Grammys

broad bean

broad bean, fava bean

fava bean

brolly, umbrella

umbrella

umbrella

brooch

pin, brooch

pin, brooch

broody (to describe a young woman desiring a baby)

?

?

brook, stream

creek, stream, brook

creek, stream, brook

brown bread, wholemeal bread

brown bread, whole

whole wheat bread

stream, brook brown bread, wholemeal bread brown bread, whole whole wheat bread 7 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
stream, brook brown bread, wholemeal bread brown bread, whole whole wheat bread 7 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
 

wheat bread

 

brown sauce, HP sauce

HP sauce

HP sauce

Bugger! Buggeration! Shit! Damn! Bloody hell! Bugger-it!

Shit! Damn!

Shit! Damn!

bugger, sodomite

sodomite

sodomite

buggy, pushchair

stroller, buggy

stroller, buggy

building site

building site, construction site

construction site

building society, credit union, cooperative bank

credit union

credit union, cooperative bank, savings and loan association

bullshit, codswallop

hogwash, baloney, BS, bullshit

hogwash, baloney, BS, bullshit

bum, bottom, backside, behind, rear-end, arse, botty, jacksie

butt, tush, bum, duff, fanny, keister, rear- end, buns, ass

butt, tush, fanny, derriere, rear-end, caboose, buns, duff, keister, ass

bum bag

fanny pack

fanny pack

bumper (of car)

fender, bumper

fender

bun, batch, roll, bap, cob

roll, bun

roll, bun

bunches

pigtails

pigtails

bunk off, skive

skip, play hooky

skip, play hooky

off, (school/work)

bungalow

rancher, bungalow

bungalow, ranch house, single-storey house

burgle

burgle, burglarize

burglarize

burns unit (in a hospital)

burn unit

burn unit

busker

street busker

street entertainer

busybody, nosey parker

busybody, nosy parker

busybody

butter bean

lima bean

lima bean

butty, sandwich, sarni

sandwich

sandwich

bye, cheerio, ta-ta, see ya

bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?)

bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?!)

bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?) bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?!)
bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?) bye, see ya, later, later skater (any more?!)
British Canadian American C     cable car cable car, gondola gondola café, caff café,
British Canadian American C     cable car cable car, gondola gondola café, caff café,
British Canadian American C     cable car cable car, gondola gondola café, caff café,

British

Canadian

American

C

   

cable car

cable car, gondola

gondola

café, caff

café, diner, sidewalk café

café, diner, sidewalk café

Calgary

Calgary, cow town

Calgary

call box, phone box

phone booth

phone booth

camp bed

cot

cot

campsite

campground, campsite

campground

can, tin

tin, can

can

Canada

Canada, Great White North, Hollywood North

Canada, Great White North

Canadian

Canadian, Canuck, Johnny Canuck, Snowbird (if you go

Canadian, Canuck

south for the winter)

candy floss

candy floss, cotton candy

cotton candy

canteen, refectory, cafeteria

cafeteria, canteen

cafeteria

capital punishment

capital punishment, death penalty

death penalty, capital punishment

capsicum, pepper

pepper, capsicum, bell pepper

bell pepper, sweet pepper

car

car, auto, automobile

car, auto, automobile

caravan, mobile home

trailer, mobile home, motor home, fifth wheel

trailer, mobile home, motor home, fifth wheel, Winnebago

car boot sale, jumble sale

garage sale, yard sale, flea market

rummage sale, garage sale, yard sale, flea market, swap meet

sale, yard sale, flea market rummage sale, garage sale, yard sale, flea market, swap meet 9
sale, yard sale, flea market rummage sale, garage sale, yard sale, flea market, swap meet 9

caretaker

janitor, custodian, caretaker

janitor, custodian

car mechanic

car mechanic, auto mechanic

car mechanic, auto mechanic

carnival

parade

parade

car park

parking lot, car park

parking lot

carpenter, joiner

carpenter

carpenter

car pool

car pool, HOV (high occupancy vehicle)

car pool, HOV (high occupancy vehicle)

cash dispenser, cashpoint, hole-in- the-wall

ABM, ATM, bank machine, instant teller, cash machine

ATM, bank machine, instant teller, cash machine

cashpoint, hole-in-the-wall, cash dispenser

ABM, ATM, bank machine, cash machine, instant teller

ATM, bank machine, cash machine, instant teller

caster sugar, castor sugar

berry sugar

superfine sugar

casualty (hospital), accident & emergency

emergency, ER

emergency, ER

catapult

catapult, slingshot

slingshot

cater for

cater for, cater to

cater to

cat’s eyes (embedded in road)

cat's eyes, road reflectors

road reflectors

cattery

(cat) kennel

(cat) kennel

caving, potholing

caving, spelunking

spelunking

centenary

centennial, centenary

centennial

central reservation (road)

median

median

CEO, managing director

CEO

CEO

change down (gears)

shift down

shift down

chap, lad, bloke, guy

guy, buddy

guy

charge (officially, with a crime)

charge, indict

charge, indict

charity shop, Oxfam, second-hand shop, Sally Anne

thrift store, thrift shop, Value Village, Sally Anne

thrift store, second- hand store, Value Village

chat show

talk show

talk show

thrift store, second- hand store, Value Village chat show talk show talk show 10 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
thrift store, second- hand store, Value Village chat show talk show talk show 10 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

chav (England), ned (Scotland), scanger (Ireland)

trailer trash

trailer trash

chemist

pharmacist, druggist

druggist, pharmacist

chemist’s

pharmacy, drugstore

drugstore, pharmacy

chequerboard, chessboard

checkerboard

checkerboard

chest of drawers

chest of drawers, dresser

bureau, dresser, chest of drawers

chewing gum, gum, chuddy

gum, chewing gum

gum, chewing gum

chick, bird, bit of fluff (woman)

chick

chick, dame

chickory

chickory, endive, Belgian endive

endive, Belgian endive

chickpea

chickpea

garbanzo bean, chickpea

chief bridesmaid

maid of honour, matron of honour

maid of honor, matron of honor

chimney (factory)

smokestack

smokestack

Chinese meal, a Chinese

Chinese meal, Chinese

Chinese meal, Chinese

chip van

chip wagon, chip truck

?

chiropodist

podiatrist,

podiatrist

chiropodist

chips

French fries/chips

French fries

choc-ice

ice cream bar

ice cream bar

chocolate bar

chocolate bar

candy bar

Christmas, Crimbo, Chrimbo

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas cake

Christmas cake

n/a

Christian name, first name, given name

first name, given name, Christian name

first name, given name, Christian name (unusual)

Christmas present

Christmas present, Christmas box (Nfld)

Christmas present

cigarette, ciggy, ciggie, fag, cancer stick, coffin nail, faggerette

cigarette, smoke

cigarette, smoke, cigaret

cinema, pictures, picture house, flicks

movie theatre, theatre, cinema

movie theater, theater, movie house

circular saw

circular saw, buzz saw

circular saw, buzz saw

city centre

city centre, downtown

downtown

clever clogs, clever dick, smart arse, smart alec

smart ass, smart aleck, smarty

smart ass, wise guy, smart aleck

smart arse, smart alec smart ass, smart aleck, smarty smart ass, wise guy, smart aleck 11
smart arse, smart alec smart ass, smart aleck, smarty smart ass, wise guy, smart aleck 11

cling film

cling wrap

plastic wrap, Saran wrap

cloakroom

checkroom, cloakroom, coat check

checkroom, coat check

closing down sale

closing out sale

closing out sale

clothes horse

drying rack, clothes horse

drying rack

clothes peg

clothespin

clothespin

coach (long-distance)

bus, Greyhound, coach

bus, Greyhound

coach station

bus station, bus depot

bus station

cob, bun, batch, roll, bap

roll, bun

roll, bun

cock, cockerel

cock, rooster

rooster, cock

cockroach

cockroach, roach

cockroach, roach

codswallop, bullshit

hogwash, baloney, BS, bullshit

hogwash, baloney, BS, bullshit

coffee

coffee, java, joe, timmy's

coffee, java, joe

coffee break, tea break

coffee break

coffee break

coffin

coffin, casket

casket, coffin

colleague

co-worker, colleague

co-worker, colleague

comic

comic book

comic book

compere

emcee

emcee

comprehensive school, secondary school, high school

high school

high school

condom, Durex, johnny, rubber johnny, French letter, nodder

condom, rubber, Trojan, safe, French safe

condom, rubber

cone, cornet (ice cream)

cone

cone

conscription

conscription, draft

draft

Conservative Party, Tories

Progressive Conservative Party, Canadian Alliance Party, Tories

Republican Party

constituency

riding, constituency

(electoral) district

Tories Republican Party constituency riding, constituency (electoral) district 12 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
Tories Republican Party constituency riding, constituency (electoral) district 12 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

continental quilt, duvet, quilt

duvet, quilt

quilt

cooker

stove

stove, range

copper, PC Plod, bobby, cop, police constable (PC), policeman/woman

police officer, Mountie, patrolman, smokey (dated), cop

police officer, patrolman, smokey (dated), state trooper, cop, trooper

cops, the Old Bill, pigs, the law, the fuzz, police

police, RCMP, cops, pigs, the fuzz, the Mounties, the law, five-o, po-po

cops, police, pigs (dated), the fuzz (dated), the law, the heat

cordial, squash

concentrated drink

concentrated drink

coriander

cilantro, coriander

cilantro

corn

corn, grain

grain

corner shop, Spar

convenience store, dépanneur (Quebec), 7- 11, milk store, mini- mart, variety store

convenience store, 7-11, mini-mart, variety store

corn flour

corn starch

corn starch

cot

crib

crib

cot death

crib death, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

crib death, SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

cotton

thread

thread

cotton buds

Q-tips

Q-tips

cotton wool

cotton balls

cotton balls, cotton

couch, settee, sofa

sofa, couch,

sofa, couch

Chesterfield

council estate

housing project

housing project, the projects

council housing

social housing, public housing

public housing

councillor

councillor, alderman

councilman, councilwoman, alderman

country bumpkin, yokel

country bumpkin, yokel

hillbilly, yokel

country's capital

nation's capital

nation's capital

courgette

zucchini

zucchini

capital nation's capital nation's capital courgette zucchini zucchini 13 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
capital nation's capital nation's capital courgette zucchini zucchini 13 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

court shoes

pumps

pumps

counterfoil (cheque)

stub

stub

court

courthouse,

courthouse, courtroom

courtroom

cover charge, entrance fee

cover

cover

covering letter

cover letter

cover letter

cowboy

cowboy, buckaroo, wrangler

cowboy, buckaroo, wrangler

cram, swot (for exams) (v)

cram

cram

crayfish

crayfish

crayfish, crawfish

crazy, daft, barmy, batty, bonkers, crackers, doolally, daft as a brush, loony, loopy, nutty, off one's head, off one's rocker, one sandwich short of a picnic, out to lunch, round the twist, wacko, wacky, off one's trolley

crazy, wacko, wacky, nutty, batty, bonkers, loony, nutty, off one’s rocker

crazy, wacko, wacky, nutty, batty, bonkers, loony, nutty, off one’s rocker

crazy golf

miniature golf, minigolf, mini-putt

miniature golf, putt- putt

cream cracker

soda cracker, saltine

soda cracker, saltine

creature

creature, critter

creature, critter

creche, day care, nursery

day care

day nursery, day care

creepy-crawly, insect

insect, bug, creepy- crawly

insect, bug

crew cut (hair)

crew cut, brush cut, buzz cut

crew cut, brush cut, buzz cut

crisps

(potato) chips

(potato) chips

crooked, skew-whiff

crooked

crooked

crossroads

intersection, four way

intersection, four way

cupboard (in the bedroom, or general storage)

closet

closet

cupboard (in the kitchen)

cupboard

cupboard

cup of tea, cuppa

cup of tea

cup of tea

curling tongs

curling iron

curling iron

current account

chequing account

checking account

curling iron curling iron current account chequing account checking account 14 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
curling iron curling iron current account chequing account checking account 14 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

curriculum vitae, CV

résumé, curriculum vitae, CV

résumé, curriculum vitae, CV

curry house, balti, Indian restaurant, Indian

Indian restaurant

Indian restaurant

curtains

drapes, curtains

drapes, curtains

cutlery

cutlery, flatware

silverware, flatware

cystitis

urinary tract

urinary tract infection

infection

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British

Canadian

American

D

   

dad, daddy

dad, daddy

dad, daddy, poppa, pops, pa

daddy long legs

daddy long legs

daddy longlegs, crane fly

dale, valley

valley

valley

day care, nursery, creche

day care

day nursery, day care

daypack, knapsack (small

knapsack, daypack, packsack

knapsack, daypack

 

backpack for day hikes or for carrying books)

 
 

dd/mm/yy (date)

dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy

mm/dd/yy

dear, expensive

expensive

expensive

denim jacket

denim jacket, jean jacket

jean jacket, denim jacket

deposit account

savings account

savings account

dessert, pudding, sweet, afters

dessert

dessert

dessicated (coconut)

shredded

shredded

detached house

single-family home/house, detached

single-family home/house

dialling code, area code

area code

area code

dialling tone

dial tone

dial tone

diamanté

rhinestone

rhinestone

diary, appointment diary

appointment diary, schedule, datebook, daybook, agenda, planner

appointment calendar, schedule, datebook, daybook, agenda, journal

 
 

diary (personal account)

diary

journal, diary

dinner, lunch

lunch

lunch, dinner

dinner, tea, supper

dinner, supper

dinner, supper

 

dinner jacket, DJ, tuxedo

tuxedo

tuxedo

 

dish up

serve dinner

serve dinner

dived

dived, dove

dived, dove

 

diversion

diversion, detour

detour

 

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docker

longshoreman

longshoreman

doctor, GP, general practitioner

doctor, GP, general practitioner, physician

doctor, physician

doctor’s surgery, surgery

doctor’s office

doctor’s office

dog, mutt

dog, pooch, mutt

dog, pooch, mutt

dog end, fag end

cigarette butt

cigarette butt

do-it-yourself (DIY)

do-it-yourself,

remodelling

 

remodelling

 

dole

pogey

unemployment

dole queue

unemployment line

unemployment line

doner kebab

donair, gyro

donair, gyro

double cream

heavy cream

heavy cream

double-glazing

double-glazing, storm windows

storm windows

doughnut

doughnut, bismarck, Burlington bun (NS), donut, Dutchie, jambuster (Man & On), long john

doughnut, donut, bismarck, Dutchie, long john

 

drainpipe

drainpipe

drainspout

draught excluder

weather stripping

weather stripping

draughts

checkers

checkers

drawing-pin

thumb tack

thumb tack, push-pin, tack

drawing room, reception room, living room, sitting room, lounge

living room, front room

living room

(Maritimes)

dress, frock

dress

dress

dressing gown

bathrobe, housecoat, dressing gown

bathrobe, housecoat

   

dressing table

dresser

dresser

drink driving

drunk driving, impaired driving

drunk driving, DWI, DUI

driving licence

driver's licence

driver's license

(c for noun, s for verb)

(c for noun, s for verb)

(s for noun or verb)

license (c for noun, s for verb) (c for noun, s for verb) (s for noun
license (c for noun, s for verb) (c for noun, s for verb) (s for noun

drugs test (in sport)

drug test

drug test

drunk, plastered, smashed, slaughtered, arse-holed, sozzled, pissed, pissed as a fart, pissed as a newt, pissed up, battered, bevvied, shit-faced, bevvied up, caned, bladdered, blitzed, blootered, blotto, cabbaged, drunk as a skunk, gatted, lagered (up), lashed up, leathered, legless, ripped, mortalled, off one's chump, off one's face, off one's tits, out of it, paralytic, pickled, pie-eyed, rat-arsed, ratted, steaming, stewed, three sheets to the wind, trashed, trolleyed, trousered, twatfaced, twatted, sloshed, wankered, wasted, well gone, tanked up

drunk, pissed, ripped, smashed, plastered, wasted, stoned (old- fashioned), shit-faced, hammered, three sheets to the wind, falling down drunk, and?

drunk, ripped, wasted, hammered, shit-faced, and?

dry-stone wall, plasterboard

drywall, gypsumboard, wallboard

drywall, gypsumboard, wallboard

dual carriageway

   

divided highway, divided road

divided highway, divided road

 

dummy (for babies)

pacifier, soother

pacifier

dump, tip

garbage dump

garbage dump, landfill

dungarees

overalls, bib overalls

overalls, bib overalls

Durex, johnny, French letter, condom

condom, rubber, Trojan

condom, rubber

dusk, twilight

dusk, twilight, duckish

dusk, twilight

 

(Nfld)

 

dustbin

garbage can, trash can

garbage can, trash can

dustman, binman

garbageman, garbage collector

garbage collector, garbageman

duvet, quilt, continental quilt

duvet, quilt

quilt

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British Canadian American E     earthworm earthworm, night crawler earthworm, night crawler,
British Canadian American E     earthworm earthworm, night crawler earthworm, night crawler,
British Canadian American E     earthworm earthworm, night crawler earthworm, night crawler,

British

Canadian

American

E

   

earthworm

earthworm, night crawler

earthworm, night crawler, nightwalker

easy, piece of piss, piss easy

easy

easy

economy, second class

economy, coach

coach

edgeways

edgewise

edgewise

educationalist,

educator

educator

educationist

Eh?

Eh?

Huh?

eiderdown

comforter

comforter

elastic band

elastic band, rubber band

rubber band

electricity (at home), lecky

hydro

electricity

emulsion paint

latex paint

latex paint

end-of-year party

prom

prom

(school)

endorsement

endorsement, endorsation

endorsement

engaged (phone)

busy

busy

engaged tone

busy signal

busy signal

engine

engine

motor, engine

entrance fee, cover charge

cover

cover

Essex girls

Surrey girls (BC)

Valley girls

estate agent

realtor, real estate agent

realtor, real estate agent

estate car

station wagon

station wagon

everywhere

everywhere

everywhere, everyplace

exclamation mark

exclamation mark, exclamation point

exclamation point

ex-directory (phone)

unlisted

unlisted

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mark, exclamation point exclamation point ex-directory (phone) unlisted unlisted 19 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

exhaust pipe

tailpipe

tailpipe

expensive, dear

expensive

expensive

expiry date

expiry date, expiration date

expiration date

ex-serviceman/woman

ex-serviceman/woman, vet, veteran

veteran, vet

extra time (game)

overtime

overtime

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vet, veteran veteran, vet extra time (game) overtime overtime 20 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
British Canadian American F     fag, cigarette, ciggy, ciggie cigarette, smoke, butt cigarette,
British Canadian American F     fag, cigarette, ciggy, ciggie cigarette, smoke, butt cigarette,
British Canadian American F     fag, cigarette, ciggy, ciggie cigarette, smoke, butt cigarette,

British

Canadian

American

F

   

fag, cigarette, ciggy, ciggie

cigarette, smoke, butt

cigarette, smoke, cigaret

fag end, dog end

cigarette butt

cigarette butt

faggots

meat balls

meat balls

fairy, poofta, pansy, gay, bent, queer, poof, nancy boy, woofta (all

offensive, except for `gay')

gay, fag, faggot, homo, fairy, queer, lesbo, nancy, (all

offensive, except for `gay')

gay, fag, faggot, homo, fairy,

queer, lesbo, (all offensive, except for `gay')

 

fairy cake

cupcake

cupcake

fancy dress party

costume party

costume party

fair

fair, carnival

fair, carnival

fairy lights

Christmas lights

Christmas lights

family allowance

child benefit, baby bonus, child tax benefit

child tax benefit

fantastic, ace, blinding, brill, brilliant, the dog's bollocks, smashing, mega, fab, wicked, dead good

fantastic

fantastic

fanny, vagina

vagina

vagina

farm (small, for pleasure)

hobby farm

hobby farm

fart, fluff, trump, break wind, blow off, bottom burp, botty burp, guff, let off, let one go, let (one) rip

fart

fart

Father Christmas, Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

fell (a tree)

fell, fall

fell, fall

feller

feller, faller

feller, faller

female undergraduate

coed (dated)

coed (dated)

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film

movie, film

movie, motion picture, film

financial year

financial year, fiscal year

fiscal year

finger (the)

Trudeau salute, the finger, one-fingered salute, highway salute

the finger, one-fingered salute, highway salute

fire brigade, fire service

fire department

fire department

fire engine

fire truck, fire engine

fire truck, fire engine

fire station

fire hall

fire station, fire house

first name, given name, Christian name

first name, given name

first name, given name

fish fingers

fish sticks

fish sticks

fishing boat

fishing boat, fishboat (esp

fishing boat

BC)

fit (epileptic)

seizure, fit

seizure, fit

fitted carpet

wall-to-wall carpet

wall-to-wall carpet

fizzy drink, pop

pop, soft drink

soda, soft drink, pop (Midwest), soda pop, etc.

flannel

face cloth, washcloth

face cloth, washcloth

flat

apartment, condo, condominium

apartment, condo, condominium

flatmate, housemate

roommate, housemate

roommate

flat tyre, puncture

flat tire

flat (tire)

flavoursome

flavoursome, flavourful

flavorsome, flavorful

flex

cord

cord

flick-knife

switchblade

switchblade

flip-flops

flip-flops, thongs

thongs, flip-flops

flirt

flirt, make out with someone, make a move on someone, make moves on someone

flirt, make out with someone, make a pass at someone, make time with someone, make eyes at someone, make a play for someone

floor

floor, storey

storey

flyer (advert)

flyer, shopper

flyer, shopper

flyover

flyover, overpass

overpass

football, soccer, togger

soccer

soccer

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flyover flyover, overpass overpass football, soccer, togger soccer soccer 22 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com

footballer

soccer player

soccer player

fortnight, two weeks

two weeks

two weeks

fortnightly, biweekly

biweekly

biweekly

4x4 (not a pick-up truck),

SUV, Sports Utility Vehicle

SUV, Sports Utility Vehicle

Discovery

four-poster bed

four-poster bed, canopy bed

canopy bed

four-wheel drive

four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, AWD

four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, AWD

foyer

foyer, lobby

lobby

freefone

toll-free

toll-free

French beans, runner beans, green beans

string beans, green beans

string beans, green beans

French-Canadian

French-Canadian, pepsi

French-Canadian

(derog), Franco, frog (derog)

Franco-Canadian, francophone, Quebecer, Quebecois, Quebecoise, Quebecker

French kiss, snog

neck, French, French kiss, tonsil hockey, swap spit

French kiss, make out, neck

(dated)

French letter, condom, Durex, johnny

condom, rubber

condom, rubber

fresher

freshman, frosh (sl)

freshman, frosh (sl)

fridge

fridge

fridge, icebox

friend (female, of female)

friend, girlfriend

friend, girlfriend

fringe

bangs

bangs

frock, dress

dress

dress

fruit machine

slot machine, VLT, video lottery machine

one-armed bandit, slot machine

frying pan

frying pan, skillet, fry pan

skillet, fry pan, frying pan

Fucking hell! Chuffin' hell! Bloody hell! For fuck's sake!, For Pete's sake! Frigging hell!

Fucking hell!

Fucking hell!

Fuck off!, Get lost!, Bog off!, Clear off!, Buzz off!, Knob off!, Piss off!, Naff off!, On your

Fuck off!

Fuck off!

Clear off!, Buzz off!, Knob off!, Piss off!, Naff off!, On your Fuck off! Fuck off!
Clear off!, Buzz off!, Knob off!, Piss off!, Naff off!, On your Fuck off! Fuck off!

bike!, Sod off! Sod you!, Up your bum!, Up yours!, Bugger off!, Get stuffed!

   

full-board

American plan (unusual)

American plan (unusual)

full stop (punctuation mark) period

 

period

funeral parlour

funeral home, funeral parlour, funeral chapel

funeral home, funeral parlor

funfair

amusement park

amusement park

funny bone

?

crazy bone, funny bone

further education

continuing education

continuing education

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crazy bone, funny bone further education continuing education continuing education 24 Mr_doody2004@yahoo.com
British Canadian American G     gangway, aisle aisle aisle gaol, the nick, prison, jail,
British Canadian American G     gangway, aisle aisle aisle gaol, the nick, prison, jail,
British Canadian American G     gangway, aisle aisle aisle gaol, the nick, prison, jail,

British

Canadian

American

G

   

gangway, aisle

aisle

aisle

gaol, the nick, prison, jail, clink, slammer

prison, jail, clink penitentiary, pokey, hoosegow, pen, lock-up

prison, jail, pen, penitentiary, hoosegow, pokey, lock-up

garden

yard

yard

gay, poof, poofta, bent, queer, nancy boy, pansy, fairy, bent as a nine bob note, woofter

(all offensive except for 'gay')

gay, fag, faggot, homo, fairy, queer, lesbo, nancy,

(all offensive except for 'gay')

gay, fag, faggot, homo, fairy,

queer, lesbo, (all offensive except for 'gay')

 

gear box

transmission

transmission

gearstick

gearshift, stick shift

gearshift, stick shift

general practitioner, doctor, GP

doctor, GP, general practitioner, physician

doctor, physician

Gents

Men’s Room

Men’s Room

geologist

geologist

geologist, rockhound

get your knickers in a twist

get your panties in a bunch

get your panties in a wad

gherkin

dill pickle, pickled cucumber

pickle, pickled cucumber

Girl Guide

Girl Guide

Girl Scout

giro

welfare cheque

welfare check

given name, Christian name, first name

given name, first name

first name, given name

give way (street sign)

yield

yield

glandular fever

glandular fever, mononucleosis

mononucleosis

glasses, specs, spectacles