One word, 2 meanings : the difference between British english vs American english
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One word, two meanings: Differences between British and American English
If you want to learn about vocabulary differences between British and American English this is the post for you! 
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1. trainer
American English: a person who trains people or animals, such as a gym trainer
-British English: tennis shoes or running shoes
2. pants
American English: trousers, long pants
- British English: underpants, underwear
3. bird

- American English: an animal with feathers that flies
- British English: a young woman
4. bog

- American English: wet muddy soft ground
- British English: the bathroom
5. braces

- American English: supports on the teeth used to straighten the teeth
- British English: suspenders, an article of clothing used to hold pants up
6. trolley
American English: a vehicle that runs on tracks and is powered by an electric cable
British English: a cart with wheels
7. chips
American English: thinly cut and fried potatoes that are very crispy
British English: potatoes cut into strips and deep-fried
8. coach
American English: a person who teaches or trains athletes
-British English: a bus
9. biscuit
American English: a type of bread that is flaky and buttery
- British English: a cookie
10. dummy
American English: a model or replica of a human being
British English: a pacifier, a small piece of rubber that babies suck on
11. lift
American English: (v) to pick up or raise
- British English: (n) an elevator
12. flannel
American English: a type of material made of wool or cotton that is often used to make warm shirts or pajamas
British English: a washcloth or towel
13. football

American English: the American football game
- British English: soccer
14. hamper

- American English: a large basket with a lid used for laundry
- British English: a small basket with a lid that is used for picnicking
15. vest
American English: a close-fitting sweater with no sleeves or collar that is usually worn over another shirt
- British English: an undershirt
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