8 Times Americans And British People Couldn't Agree On Words!

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1. Jumper

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US: The action of jumping. A person who leaps into the air.

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UK: A knitted garment. Usually made of wool or another warm fabric. Known as a sweater in the US.

2. Trainer

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US: A person who trains people or animals. For example, a fitness trainer.

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UK: Shoes you go running in. Known as sneakers in the US.

3. Chips

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US: A wafer-thin slice of potato fried or baked until crisp and eaten as a snack. Known as crisps in the UK.

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UK: Long rectangular pieces of deep-fried potato. Known as fries in the US.

4. Lift

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US: To lift something up. People lift weights at the gym.

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UK: A compartment used for transporting people to different levels of a building. Known as an elevator in the US.

5. Football

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US: A sport played with an oval ball. Points are scored mainly through touchdowns and field goals. Known as American Football in the UK.

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UK: A sport played with a round ball which may not be handled during play except by the goalkeepers. Known as soccer in the US.

6. Biscuit

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US: A small baked good with a firm browned crust and a soft interior. Often accompanied by gravy. Known as a scone in the UK.

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UK: A small baked unleavened cake, typically crisp, flat, and sweet. Known as cookies in the US.

7. Jelly

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US: A sweet, soft food made by cooking fruit with sugar to preserve it. It is eaten on bread. Known as jam in the UK.

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UK: A small sweet made with gelatin. Known as gummy in the US.

8. Tap

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US: To strike something lightly, such as a computer mouse or button.

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UK: A device by which a flow of liquid from a pipe can be controlled. Known as a faucet in the US.

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