20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S. Editor May 8, 2014 Uncategorized Here in the United States, we speak the same language as our ye old predecessors in Great Britain, but we don’t always speak it the same way. So, we asked our oh-so British receptionist, Ryan Lovett, to give us a crash course in some of the more notable discrepancies. Here are 20 words that have pretty different meanings in Great Britain than they do in the U.S. Made with royalty-free images from Bigstock. 1. Jumper 2. Trainer 3. Pants 4. Bird 5. Bog 6. Rubber 7. Braces 8. Trolley 9. Chips 10. Coach 11. Biscuit 12. Shag 13. Dummy 14. Lift 15. Hooker 16. Flannel 17. Football 18. Hamper 19. Vest 20. God Save the Queen! Ryan would like to thank his office minions in helping him with this in-depth report captured from Bigstock blog Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.