Monday, April 01, 2013

British vs. American English: People Terminology


British English (BrE)
American English (AmE)
Mum/mummy/mam
Mom/mommy/mama
Dad/daddy/old man/pops
Dad/pop/pa/pappy
Brother/bruv
Brother/bro
Baby/nipper/bairn/babby
Baby/papoose/infant
Gran/granny/nan/nanna/grandma
Grandma/grammy/mamaw/gramma/mimi
Grandad
Granddad/gramps/pops/grandpa/grandpappy
Friend/mate/bezzy
Friend/buddy/bestie/BFF
Boy/lad/chap
Boy/dude/guy
Girl/lass/bird
Girl/chick
Madam
Ma’am

This ongoing list was compiled by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share his articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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