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ABSORBENT COTTON/COTTON WOOL

ALMOND FLOUR OR ALMOND MEAL/GROUND ALMONDS

APARTMENT/FLAT

BAKED POTATO/JACKET POTATO

BANGS/FRINGE (HAIR)

BASEBOARD/SKIRTING BOARD

BATHING SUIT/SWIMMING COSTUME

BATHROBE/DRESSING GOWN

BATHROOM/TOILET

BROIL/GRILL

CALL COLLECT/REVERSE CHARGE

CANDY/SWEETS

CANS/TIN CANS

CAR HOOD/CAR BONNET

CHECK/BILL

CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS

CHIPS/CRISPS

CILANTRO/CORIANDER

CONFECTIONERS/POWDERED SUGAR/ICING SUGAR

COOKIES/BISCUITS

COP/POLICEMAN

COTTON CANDY/CANDYFLOSS

CRIB/COT (OR TRAVEL COT)

CROSS WALK/ZEBRA CROSSING

CROSSING GUARD/LOLLIPOP MAN/WOMAN

CUSTODIAN/CARE TAKER

CUT THE LINE/CUT IN/CUT (“SHE CUT ME”)/SKIP THE QUEUE

CUTE (“I LIKE YOUR HAIRCUT...IT’S REAL CUTE”)/NICE

DIAPER/NAPPY

DISH DETERGENT/WASHING UP LIQUID

DIVERSION/DETOUR

DRAPES/CURTAINS

DRUG STORE/CHEMISTS

DRUGGIST/CHEMIST

DUMPSTER/SKIP

DUNGAREES/OVERALLS

DUPLEX/SEMI DETACHED

EGGPLANT/AUBERGINE

EGGS ‘OVER EASY’/EGGS ‘TURNED’

ELEVATOR/LIFT

ENDIVE/CHICORY

ERASER/RUBBER

FACE CLOTH/FLANNEL

FACULTY/TEACHING STAFF

FANNY/TUSH/BUTT/ASS/BOTTOM

FANNY PACK/BUM BAG

FAUCET/TAP

FEVER/TEMPERATURE

FIRE TRUCK/FIRE ENGINE

FIRST FLOOR/GROUND FLOOR

FISH STICKS/FISH FINGERS

FLASHLIGHT/TORCH

FOR REAL/STRAIGHT UP/HONESTLY

FREEWAY/MOTORWAY

FRIES/FRENCH FRIES/CHIPS (HOT)

FROSTING/ICING

FULL BED/DOUBLE BED

GARBAGE/RUBBISH

GARBAGE CAN/RUBBISH BIN

GARBAGE COLLECTORS/DUSTMEN

GAS/PETROL

GUM/GLUE

GOOD JOB/WELL DONE

GRILL/BBQ

GROUND (ELECTRICAL)/EARTH

HOLIDAY/Generic term encompassing Chanukah/Christmas and any other religious celebration in December ("holiday gifts", “holiday entertaining", "happy holidays”)

HOOD/BONNET OF CAR

HOT LUNCH/SCHOOL DINNER

HUSKY (ALSO SEEN ON CLOTHES SIZES)/HEAVY SET

JELLO/JELLY

JELLY/JAM

JOURNAL/DIARY OR SCHOOL WRITING BOOK

JUMP ROPESKIPPING ROPE

KETCHUP/TOMATO SAUCE

LAUNDRY DETERGENT/SOAP POWDER

LEMONADE/NON-FIZZY "TRADITIONAL" LEMONADE

LICENCE PLATE/NUMBER PLATE

LIMA BEAN/BROAD BEAN

LINE (STANDING IN LINE)/QUEUE

"LUCKED OUT"/GOT LUCKY

TRUCK/LORRY

MAIL/POST

MAILBOX/POST BOX

MARKERS/PENS

MARINARA SAUCE/TOMATO PASTA SAUCE

MATH/MATHS

MOMENTARILY/IN A MOMENT

MONKEY WRENCH/SPANNER

MOVIE THEATER/CINEMA

MUFFLER/EXHAUST (CAR)

NAPKIN/SERVIETTE

OUTLET/POWER POINT/SOCKET

OVERPASS/FLYOVER

PACIFIER/DUMMY

PAIL AND SHOVEL/BUCKET AND SPADE

PANTIES/KNICKERS

PANTS/TROUSERS

PANTY HOSE/TIGHTS

PARKING LOT/CAR PARK

PAVEMENT/ROAD

PERIOD/FULL STOP

PHONE BOOTH/TELEPHONE BOX/CALL BOX

PINK EYE/CONJUNCTIVITIS

PISSED/ANNOYED (NY WORKING TERM)

POLLYWOG/TADPOLE

PRINCIPAL/HEADMISTRESS/MASTER

PUMPS/HEELED SHOES/COURT SHOES

PURSE/HANDBAG

PUSH PINS/THUMB TACKS/DRAWING PINS

POPSICLE/ICE LOLLY

POSTER PUTTY/BLU TAC

POTTY/TOILET

RAIN BOOTS/WELLIES

RAIN CHECK/POSTPONEMENT

RAINCOAT/MAC/MACINTOSH

RANCH HOUSE/BUNGALOW HOUSE

RECESS/PLAY TIME (AT SCHOOL)

RESTROOM/TOILET

ROAD BUMP/SLEEPING POLICEMAN

ROAD TRIP/CAR JOURNEY

ROBE/BATHROBE/DRESSING GOWN

ROLLED FONDANT/ROLLED ICING

ROUND TRIP TICKET/RETURN TICKET

RUTABAGA/SWEDE (AS IN ROOT VEGETABLE)

SANDBOX/SANDPIT

SCALLION/SPRING ONION

2ND FLOOR, 3ND FLOOR, ETC./3RD FLOOR, 4TH FLOOR, ETC

SEDAN/SALOON

SEMESTER/SCHOOL TERM

SHAM/PILLOWCASE

SHOESTRING/SHOELACE

SHOPPING CART/TROLLEY

SIDE VIEW MIRROR/WING MIRROR

SIDEWALK/FOOTPATH/PAVEMENT

SKI CLINIC/SKI SCHOOL

SKILLET/FRYING PAN

SLED/SLEDGE

SNEAKERS/TRAINERS

SOCCER/FOOTBALL

SPACKLING PASTE/POLLYFILLA!

STREP THROAT/TONSILLITIS (OR SORE THROAT!!)

STROLLER/PUSHCHAIR

SUBWAY/UNDERGROUND

SUPERFINE SUGAR/CASTOR SUGAR

SWABS/Q-TIPS/COTTON BUDS

SWEATER/JUMPER

TAKEOUT/TAKEAWAY

THONGS/FLIP FLOPS

THUMB TACK/DRAWING PIN

TIC TAC TOE/NOUGHTS AND CROSSES

TRAFFIC CIRCLE/ROUNDABOUT

TRUNK/BOOT OF A CAR

TURTLE NECK/POLO NECK

TWIN BED/SINGLE BED

VEST/WAISTCOAT

WALLET/PURSE/WALLET

WALL TO WALL/FITTED CARPET

WEATHER STRIP/DRAFT EXCLUDER

YARD/GARDEN

ZEE/ZED (AS IN THE ALPHABET ‘Z’)

ZUCCHINI/COURGETTES