Kicking off an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the US that are not widely used in the UK, here are 7 words from American English that don't usually see the light of day across the Pond.
(Verb) (UK equivalent: acclimatise)
2. Acetaminophen (or Tylenol)
(UK equivalent: paracetamol)
3. Affirmative action
Providing opportunities in education or work based on race or gender (UK equivalent: positive discrimination)
A powered fixed-wing aircraft. (UK equivalent: aeroplane)
(UK equivalent: aluminium)
Military vehicle used in World War II (not to be confused with Amtrak, the passenger railroad corporation)
Slang expression, meaning backside (UK equivalent: arse)
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