American Words and Phrases 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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