20 words about food that differ between British English and American English
September 7, 2018
Like we mentioned before, there are words that differ between British English and American English. Normally, we learn American English, and that is why some words, expressions, and pronunciation from the British English are new. Therefore, we present here 20 words that differ used to refer to types of food. Check them out!
British English VS American English
1) Dessert |Afters (informal)
Even though the most common word is still ‘dessert’ for both nations, if you hear someone asking for an ‘after’ in a restaurant, don’t think they want to take the party somewhere else.
2) Aubergine | Eggplant
Europeans might be confused if you ask for an ‘eggplant’.
3) Banger (informal) | Sausage
Another word that is very common is ‘sausage’, however, the original in Europe is banger.
4) Biscuit | Cookie
This is well known and you probably studied about it at school. If you go to America and order a biscuit, don’t be surprised if you get a cake.
5) Candy floss | Cotton candy
Candy floss? Cotton candy is known like that in the UK. The original is ‘Fairy Floss’ and it is used in countries like New Zealand and Australia.
6) Chips | French fries
If you order chips while in Europe, they will give you some French Fries, as known in America.