A-Z of American Words Not Used in the UK

Welcome to Lost in the Pond's ultimate compendium of American words and phrases that are not widely used in the UK. Click on a letter below to start navigating through the entire list!

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1. Acclimate
(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)

4. Airplane
A powered fixed-wing aircraft. (UK equivalent: aeroplane)

5. Aluminum
(UK equivalent: aluminium)

6. Amtrac
Military vehicle used in World War II (not to be confused with Amtrak, the passenger railroad corporation)

7. Ass
Slang expression, meaning backside (UK equivalent: arse)

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