Thursday, July 17, 2014

8 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | E

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Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 8 such words beginning with the letter 'E'.


1. Eggplant
UK equivalent: aubergine."Eggplant" is common in the Commonwealth outside the United Kingdom.

2. Elephant ear
Deep fried dough covered with cinnamon-sugar. Commonly found at fairs and carnivals.

3. Elevator
UK equivalent: lift.

4. Emergency brake
Brake in motor vehicle operated by a lever used to keep it stationary. Also referred to as an "E-brake". UK (and sometimes US) Equivalent: handbrake.

5. English muffin
UK equivalent: muffin, hot muffin.

6. Eraser
UK equivalent: rubber.

7. Expressway
A type of limited-access road. UK equivalent: motorway.

8. Exurb
The ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs.

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1 comment:

vp said...

Expressway is not the same as Motorway (at least as used in my area). An expressway is usually a busy road with multiple lanes in each direction, but interrupted by traffic lights. I usually find it quicker to take smaller roads.

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