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    British vs. American - Differences in English Food Terminology

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    The English language is a strange and untameable being. It is constantly evolving through new word pronunciations and interpretation favouring fantasy over definition. Slang varies from city to city, influenced by surroundings and locale. Certain areas adopt words that vary from our perception of the norm. In America, Midwesterners call fizzy drinks pop. People in the South refer to shopping trolleys as buggies while elsewhere they are called carts.

    Food is no different. There are countless words used in British English that seem foreign to Americans. The same can be said for American English. With that, we present an extensive list of different terms from each side of the pond (format: UK/US).

    • Aubergine/Eggplant
    • Courgette/Zucchini
    • Swede/Rutabaga
    • Beetroot/Beet
    • Sweetcorn/Corn
    • Mange Tout/Snow Pea
    • French or Runner Beans/String Beans
    • Chickpeas/Garbanzo Bean
    • Rocket/Arugula
    • Cos Lettuce/Romaine Lettuce
    • Coriander/Cilantro
    • Spring Onion/Scallion or Green Onion

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    • Biscuit/Cookie
    • Digestive Biscuit/Graham Cracker
    • Crisps/Chips
    • Jelly/Jell-O
    • Fizzy Drink/Soda or Pop
    • Candy Floss/Cotton Candy
    • Boiled Sweet/Hard Candy
    • Ice Lolly/Popsicle
    • Fairy Cake/Cupcake
    • Profiterole/Cream Puff
    • Chips/French Fries
    • Sweets/Candy

    • Porridge/Oatmeal
    • Pancake/Crepe
    • Scotch Pancake/American Pancake
    • Treacle/Molasses
    • Soured Cream/Sour Cream
    • Double Cream/Heavy Cream
    • Single Cream/Half and Half
    • Sultanas/Golden Raisins
    • Gammon/Ham
    • Bangers/Sausage
    • Minced Meat/Ground Meat
    • Prawn/Shrimp

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    Other Terms
    • Starter/Appetizer
    • Main Course/Entrée
    • Cooker/Oven
    • Serviette/Napkin
    • Bicarbonate of Soda/Baking Soda
    • Pudding/Dessert
    • Bap/Bun or Roll
    • Cider/Hard Cider

    Jacqui Litvan

    Jacqui Litvan, wielding a bachelor's degree in English, strives to create a world of fantasy amidst the ever-changing landscape of military life. Attempting to become a writer, she fuels herself with coffee (working as a barista) and music (spending free time as a raver).
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