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Suspenders:Brits extract water from the tap; Americans extract water from the faucet.
Brits burn petrol in their vehicles; Americans burn gas.
What are some other differences in nomenclature describing the same thing are there across the pond?
US Trunk, UK bootI remember watching Wheeler Dealers a while back and was in the other room hearing them talk about an engine under the 'bonnet.' I came into the room to see what kind of car would have an engine under a ladies hat.
Yeah, we Yanks call it a hood.
So, that's the reason why Brits aren't impressed with my college degrees ! ( or, it might be just me).Here, a college is basically what US folks would call High School. University is after this.
InterestingThis might be just an Ontario thing, but hydroelectric generation is so ubiquitous that we call AC electricity "hydro."
When there's a power failure, people will say that the hydro's out. People call their electric bill the hydro bill. Many power utilities have "hydro" in their name.