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Κυριακή, 25 Ιανουαρίου 2015

A list of British words from A to Z not used in the United States

A list of British words from A to Z not used in the United States

 abseil
to descend on a rope (US: rappel). Take from German language abseilen.
accountancy

calculating and tracking financial matters (US: accounting). In the UK
accounting is explaining oneself or one's actions ("to give an account"
or "accountability" in the U.S.A.), accountancy is the profession.
Action Man
A toy similar to G.I. Joe.
adder
viper, a species of venomous snake
advert
advertisement (US and UK also: ad, commercial (on TV)).
agony aunt

the author of an agony column – a magazine or newspaper column advising
on readers' personal problems. The image presented was originally that
of an older woman providing comforting advice and maternal wisdom, hence
the name "aunt". Better known to most Americans as a "Dear Abby" column
or advice column. Similarly, agony uncle. READ MORE

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