America vs. Rest Of The World – Different Words, Same Meaning

Soccer and Football are just one example of different words used in America and rest of the world but imply the same meaning. Which ones do you use?

Since most of the countries use UK English as standard, we’ve clubbed them together as rest of the world. The US words are in blue and UK origin words are in red.

Words relating to Transport & Finance


  1. GasFuel
  2. BikeBicycle
  3. MotorcycleMotorbike
  4. ElevatorLift
  5. TruckLorry
  6. HoodBonnet
  7. TrunkBoot
  8. WindshieldWindscreen
  9. License PlateNumber Plate
  10. MufflerSilencer
  11. RentalHire
  12. OverpassFlyover
  13. BoardwalkPromenade
  14. SidewalkPavement
  15. Parking LotCar Park
  16. DowntownCity Center
  17. Mass Transit PublicTransport
  18. Current Account Checking Account
  19. CheckBill
  20. BillsNotes
  21. DimePenny
  22. BuckQuid

Words relating to Household & Foods


  1. Trash Rubbish
  2. TrashcanDustbin
  3. GlassesSpectacles
  4. Chap stickLip Balm
  5. EraserRubber
  6. Cell PhoneMobile Phone
  7. CordLead
  8. ZipperZip
  9. DiaperNappies
  10. BagCover
  11. Fanny pack Pouch
  12. Sweatpants Tracks
  13. Backpack Rucksack
  14. FaucetTap
  15. WrenchSpanner
  16. FlashlightTorch
  17. JackhammerPneumatic Drill
  18. CookiesBiscuits
  19. French FriesChips
  20. Broil Grill

Words relating to Lifestyle


  1. ShowerBath
  2. Condo Flat
  3. Store Shop
  4. Laundromat Launderette
  5. Drug StoreChemist
  6. Zip code │ Pin code
  7. Front Desk Reception
  8. CEOMD
  9. AttorneySolicitor
  10. RealtorEstate Agent
  11. PenitentiaryPrison
  12. MailmanPostman
  13. MailPost
  14. ClassLesson
  15. CVResume
  16. VacationHoliday
  17. “O”Zero
  18. GroundEarth
  19. BusyEngaged
  20. BillboardHoarding
  21. FieldPitch
  22. PeriodFull Stop
  23. Counter ClockwiseAnticlockwise
  24. Costume PartyFancy Dress
  25. Bloke Guy
  26. Hickey Love Bite
  27. Slowpoke Slowcoach
  28. Right OnSpot On

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