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(countable, uncountable, US, Australia) A semi-tractor ('semi') trailer; (British) a lorry. Mexican open-bed trucks haul most of the fresh produce that comes into the United States from Mexico. 1922, Sinclair Lewis, Babbit, Chapter 1. British Slang Dictionary. Having trouble understanding somebody from across the pond? You've come to the right place. If you're trying to figure out what your british buddy is yammering about, we can help. We've gathered the largest british dictionary on the internet.being equivalent to freeway or interstate. Note that 'freeway' is a Western (mostly California) term, which sounds as foreign to a Floridian as does motorway.
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top up vs. fill up -- we do 'top off' our gas (petrol) tanks, after filling up, i.e., after the pump valve clicks off, one 'tops off' the tank to the nearest 5 or 10 cents.
bill vs. check (in a restaurant) -- in the Southeast, we tend to say 'bill' Old english numerals.
While we do call a dollar a 'bill' rather than a 'note', all U.S. currency has the words 'Federal Reserve Note' printed on it.
If one borrows money from a bank, one 'takes out a note.'
How does a barrister differ from a solicitor? They're all lawyers here. List of common foods.
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I've never got (sic!) very clear on how our usage of 'post' vs. 'mail' compares, but we seem to reverse meanings in at least some cases.
In the U.S., a mailman or mail carrier carries the mail, while working forthe Post Office. He is a 'postal worker.' He puts the 'mail' in one's mail box. The large receptacles outside the post office or on a street corner, where one mails a letter, are called drop boxes.
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You listed tea towel vs. dish cloth and dish towel. That's also a regional thing. In Pennsylvania, where my family is (not 'are') from, one washes dishes with a dish cloth, then dries them with a tea towel.In Florida, we wash with a dish rag and dry with a dish towel. I don'tknow of a site in the US where dishes are dried with a dish cloth.
Have you read 'The Mother Tongue -- English and How it Got that Way', by Bill Bryson? I think it was originally published in Britain. It's a fascinating look at exactly this subject. Another favorite (without the 'u') book is 'Brit Think -- Ameri-Think'. It also has sections on difference in language, 'correct' vs. 'horrible' things to name a child (one will meet many boys named 'Randy' in the U.S., but never a Crinan and seldom a Malcolm. It also looks at ournational psyche -- what makes us 'tick.' It is quite insulting to both sides, but an embarrassing lot of truth among the insults.
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I thought of another area of differing speech: our use of prepositions and articles with certain nouns. I believe you are 'at' school or university, are you not? We are 'in' school or 'in' or 'at' THE university.