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American English v. British English
and Australian English



Two (or three!) countries divided by a common language.

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1
The Foggiest Notion

This is a quiz about some reasonably common British terms that sometimes leave other English speakers in the fog. They are taken from newspapers, broadcasts and contemporary books. I'll give the North American equivalent. Good luck!
Average
15 Q
Bruyere
Aug 03 03
8400 plays
2
Speaking British

The concept is simple: I give you a word used by the British, and you give me the American equivalent. While most A-Z quizzes start at A, I, being somewhat contrary, am starting with Z.
Easy
25 Q
deputygary
Jan 02 10
3396 plays
3
You say Tomato . . .

Are you bilingual? Each answer in this quiz is two-fold - you must chose the pair of words which answer the definition (the correct pair mean exactly the same thing) - one from each side of the Atlantic!
Average
25 Q
ArleneRimmer
Oct 05 02
15069 plays
4
Return of the Foggiest Notion

Here are some more British English expressions used in everyday life, the press, television and novels that sometimes mystify the rest of us. I'll give the North American equivalent. Good luck!
Average
15 Q
Bruyere
Apr 13 04
4203 plays
5
Divided by Language

England and America are two countries separated by the same language. I will give you the English word, you choose the American description.
Easy
20 Q
cjbjrb11
Apr 15 01
6918 plays
6
British English And American English

For students of English who are neither British nor American it's often confusing to be told: this is British ('BE' in this quiz)..this is American ('AE' in this quiz). This quiz is an attempt to tell the two apart. Always use the most British option.
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Jan 27 02
8295 plays
7
Britspeak

Shaw called England and America two countries separated by the same language. This quiz will show it's really different idioms to blame!
Average
20 Q
tjoebigham
Apr 01 01
5340 plays
8
American English vs. British English

It's hard to draw a precise line between AE and BE, but there are definitely cases where the vocabulary of the two languages diverges. For reasons of fair play the quiz tries to strike a balance between AE- and BE-centred questions .
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Feb 05 03
5301 plays
9
English Varieties: Britain and US

Terms for everyday items are often different, depending on whether one is in England or the United States. Following is a quiz covering such words or phrases.
Average
10 Q
ravenskye
Mar 14 01
5436 plays
10
British Terms

This quiz is a mixture of straight forward British v American words and British phrases that probably sound weird to Americans! This will be easy if you are British.
Average
10 Q
MrHippo
Apr 21 04
5565 plays
11
Transatlantic Mutations

Many British words do not cross over to USA or vice versa at least not in same meaning. Just see how 'bilingual' you really are. Hints should keep you on track.
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Feb 08 02
1791 plays
12
Divided by a Common Language

Someone (Oscar Wilde? George Bernard Shaw? Dylan Thomas?) once said that England and America were two nations divided by a common language. Take the quiz and test this truism for yourself.
Average
15 Q
Cymruambyth
Jun 08 06
1755 plays
13
British vs. American Usage

It is commonly said that England and the United States are two countries divided by a common language. This quiz compares American (i.e. U.S.) and British grammatical usage.
Difficult
10 Q
skylarb
May 14 04
1923 plays
14
What is the name of that car part?

We are going for a road trip in your Dad's car in America; along the way I am going to ask what some of the car parts are called in Britain.
Easy
10 Q
glenjue
Apr 24 11
624 plays
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