British Vs. American English: 63 Differences

Posted by Dynamic Language on February 17, 2017

What a difference an Atlantic makes. Though Brits may think we speak the same language as our pals across the pond, this nifty little infographic shows just how many differences there are.

Some variations are simply a question of spelling (which Brits who use US spell-check will be aware of): “marvellous” in the UK becomes “marvelous” in the States, “travelling” becomes “traveling”. The image also highlights the variation in the our/or suffix (“colour”/”color”) and the re/re suffix (“litre/liter”).

Other variances are significant. For those traveling you may want to be aware that one way to get around in the U.S. is the "subway." However, this method of transportation in the UK is called the "tube."

 Here are 63 Differences when comparing British Vs. American English.

British vs. American English: 63 Differences (Infographic)
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