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American English v. British English (and sometimes Australian English): two (or three!) countries divided by a common language.

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There are 14 quizzes and 205 trivia questions in this category.
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1
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 qns)
deputygary
Jan 02 10
3663 plays
2
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 qns)
Bruyere
Aug 03 03
8574 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 qns)
ArleneRimmer
Oct 05 02
15222 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 qns)
Bruyere
Apr 13 04
4263 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 qns)
cjbjrb11
Apr 15 01
7029 plays
6
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 qns)
tjoebigham
Apr 01 01
5454 plays
7
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 qns)
flem-ish
Jan 27 02
8517 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 qns)
flem-ish
Feb 05 03
5553 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 qns)
ravenskye
Mar 14 01
5487 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 qns)
MrHippo
Apr 21 04
5649 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 qns)
flem-ish
Feb 08 02
1803 plays
12
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 qns)
skylarb
May 14 04
1941 plays
13
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 qns)
Cymruambyth
Jun 08 06
1767 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 qns)
glenjue
Apr 24 11
642 plays
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