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'.
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.
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.
UK equivalent: rubber.
A type of limited-access road. UK equivalent: motorway.
The ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs.
What other U.S. E-words are there? Are there any British E-words not widely used in America? Let us know in the comments below.