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Aftter a 10- hour flight, greeted by rain, but cleared up, lovely view of London Tower and the Thames from the train. My host family and I are collecting vocabulary differences in British and US English:

plait/braid

boot/trunk

cotton/thread

jumper/pullover sweater

garden/yard

rubbish/trash

trainers/sneakers

serviette/napkin

loo/toilet

bum/bottom

mum/mom

bobby/police

que/line

zed/z

motorway/freeway

petrol/gas

knickers/girls’ underwear

trousers/pants

head teacher/principal

to let/to rent

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