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"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." George Bernard Shaw
2 - When a Brit hears the word "yard" in connection with houses, we think of a concrete area, usually full of building materials, or work tools.
!Note - *if the sink is in the kitchen - it's a sink, but if it's in the bathroom it's a basin.
Another huge difference that causes great confusion is writing the date. When you write the date in numbers British and American English differ. To write the date 7th of September 2007 a Brit would write dd/mm/yy (07/09/07) and an American would write mm/dd/yy (09/07/07). This often causes great confusion. It's better to write the date in full (7th September 2007 or September 7th 2007). It also looks nicer.
! - watch out! These words could prove embarassing.
Words like center / centre.
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(Thanks to Hermine, Naveen and Sally for a couple of additions on the forum and Facebook. (And thanks to Stuart from the English club for admitting his error.)
"We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language." Oscar Wilde