can anyone help me right now with some expressions in either british or american english with their meanings. not just words but expressions like...the british say here you are...and the americans say there you go.
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air hostess flight attendant
bad form bad manners
Bedsitter studio apartment
Bellpush doorbell
Bill check (restaurant payments), invoice
Billion trillion
bin liner trash bag
Biscuit cracker, cookie
Blower telephone
Bonnet hood (of a car)
Boot trunk (of a car)
boot sale garage sale
Braces suspenders
Bundle package
Bursary financial aid, scholarship 
Buttered eggs scrambled eggs
call box telephone booth
came away went away, left
car smash car crash
Cashier dishonorable discharge
Casualty hospital emergency room
cat mint catnip
Cha tea
chambers law offices
chemist shop drug store 
child-minder baby-sitter
Chips French fries
Chit memo or voucher
Cinema movies, movie theater
Climber vine, ivy
clocked in checked in
Closet conference room
Coach bus
cold store freezer
consultant department head
Copper cop, officer
Cotton thread
Crisps potato chips
Cutting clipping (e.g., from a newspaper)
Dash tip, gratuity
dinner jacket tux, tuxedo
double bend S-curve
Draughts checkers
drawing pin thumb tack
driving wheel steering wheel
Dummy baby's pacifier
dust bin garbage can, trash can
engaged (telephone) busy signal, line is busy
engagement appointment
estate car station wagon
Extension lead extension cord (electric)
facia pocket glove compartment
Factor agent
Faculty department
fairy cake cup cake
Fen marsh
fill in, fill up complete, fill out
Film movie
fir apple pine cone
fitted carpet wall to wall carpeting (abbreviated w/w)
Flagstaff flagpole
Flashers turn signals
Flat apartment
Flex electric cord
Float petty cash
Flyover overpass
Flyscreen window screen
Fondle handle, touch 
football rugby, soccer
footway sidewalk
fortnight two weeks
Fount font, typeface
franking machine postage meter
free phone toll free
Frisson shiver
full age legal age
full stop period
Fused burnt out
gangway aisle
Gaol jail
gear box transmission
gear lever gear shift
geyser water heater
Ginnel alley
Glass mirror
goggle-box boob tube
good few good many, large number
grammar school high school
Griff news
ground floor first floor
Gum glue or paste
gum boots rubber boots
hair wash shampoo
handbag purse
hard lines bad luck
headlamps headlights
headmaster principal
held up delayed (held up means robbed in American)
Hide leather
hooter horn
ice lolly Popsicle
in-built built-in
infant's school kindergarten
interval intermission
invalid chair wheel chair
ironmonger hardware store
Jam jelly
Jelly Jell-O, gelatin
jotter notebook
Jug pitcher
key money security deposit
knickers panties
knock up waken or rouse (means impregnate in American)
laddering my tights a run in my stocking
ladybird ladybug
Lag insulation
lead (dogs) leash
lead (electric) cord, wire
lending library public library
lettings apartments for rent
library ticket library card
Lift elevator
loads lift freight elevator
lollipop lady crossing guard
Long-case clock grandfather clock
Loose covers slipcovers
Lorry truck
m and r um and er, hem and haw
macintosh raincoat
mack raincoat
Mad insane (means angry in American)
made redundant laid off
maize corn
maize cob corn on the cob
marrow squash
match game
mean stingy
means test need analysis
mend repair
metalled road paved road
midden garbage dump
milliard billion
minced meat ground beef
moggy cat, kitty
monkey nuts peanuts
motor spirits fuel, gas, gasoline
muesli granola
nappies diapers
Nose to tail bumper to bumper
Note bill Emotion: money
notecase wallet
noughts and crosses tic-tac-toe
number plate license plate
oblique slash (punctuation)
on-cost overhead expense
open university extension courses, distance education
outfitter clothing store
pack of cards deck of cards
page (hotel) bell boy
pants underwear
paper handkerchief tissue
Pass out graduate
patience solitaire
pavement sidewalk
peep-bo peek-a-boo
Peg clothespin
perspex Plexigla
petrol gas, gasoline
pickled cucumbers pickles
pictures movies
piece-tin lunch box
*** drunk
pleader lawyer, attorney
ponce pimp
pop round come by
porridge oatmeal
Post mail
Post free postpaid
postcode zip code
postoffice directory telephone directory
power cut power failure
preggers pregnant
press man journalist, reporter
private address home address
professor conductor (orchestra)
programme show
proofed waterproofed
Pub bar, saloon
Punt gamble (means kick or skip in American)
purse pocketbook
pylon utility pole
queue line
Quit behave
radiogram stereo
ramble walk, stroll
Rate tax
Read out read aloud
reader's ticket library card
ready, steady, go! ready, set, go!
recap Retread
reckoning machine cash register
recorded delivery Return receipt requested, certified / registered mail
remould Retread
return ticket round-trip ticket
reverse charge collect call
ring pull a can's tab
ring up Call
roll neck turtle neck
round sandwich
Roup auction 
rubber eraser (means condom in American)
rubbish bin trash can
Rug Blanket
running knot slip knot
rusticated suspended (punishment)
salt beef corned beef
salt pot salt shaker
sandpit Sandbox
scent Perfume
scrape butter or margarine, thinly spread
scurf Dandruff
self-drive car rental car
semi-detached house Duplex
service lift dumbwaiter
serviette Napkin
Shop gazing window shopping, browsing
side (billiards) English
silencer  (vehicles) Muffler
silent number unlisted number
single ticket one-way ticket
singlet T-shirt
six-over-six 20-20 vision
Slide barrette (hair)
Slip men's underwear (means women's undergarments in American)
smart well-dressed (means clever in American)
snowslip Avalanche
spanner Wrench
spatula tongue depressor
spirits alcohol (liquor, brandy, whiskey)
spool cassette, tape, reel, roll
squails tiddlywinks
squib firecracker
stance taxi stand
Stop late stay late
Stop open stay open
strapping Bandages
subject Citizen
suction cleaner vacuum cleaner
sugar soap paint remover
sun-filter cream sun-screen lotion
surgery doctor's office (means operating room in American)
surname last name, family name
suspenders Garters
sweater Sweatshirt
sweet oil olive oil
sweeties, sweets Candy
swiss bun Danish
swiss roll jelly roll
Swot study hard, cram
Table a proposal discuss a proposal (opposite of American meaning)
tablets pills, medicine
Take a decision make a decision
Take with take out, to go (fast-food restaurant)
Take-away carry-out (fast-food restaurant)
Tap Faucet
taxi rank taxi stand
telephonist telephone operator
Telly television, TV (pronounced tee-vee)
Tick check mark
tights Pantyhose
timeous, timous early, timely
Tin Can
tinkle telephone call (means urinate in American)
to time on time
toothful Sip
torch Flashlight
Tot add, calculate a total
touch wood knock on wood
tower block Skyscraper
Town centre Downtown
tradesman Storekeeper
Tram trolley, streetcar
treacle Molasses
treacle sponge Gingerbread
trolley shopping cart
trousers Pants
trunk call toll call, long distance call
Tube of candy roll of candy
Tube station subway station
tunny tuna fish
Turn off discharge, fire
Turn out a room thoroughly clean a room
underground Subway
unmade track dirt road
vacuum flask thermos bottle
Vest T-shirt, undershirt
victualler Innkeeper
waist coat Vest
Wall safe food cupboard or cabinet in the kitchen
water ice Sherbet
white coffee coffee with cream
whole time full time
Wind cheater Windbreaker
windscreen Windshield
wire wool steel wool
zed the letter zee (z)

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There's no such thing as "British" English. English as it is spoken in England is standard English. England as it is spoken in other countries is regional English. I believe the term "British" English is an American invention!
then, lets say english in "UK" and english in "US".
"then, lets say english in "UK" and english in "US"."

No objection to that, although the terms are a bit awkward. I think that more and more, standard English is being Americanised especially among the younger generation and that is a shame. For instance I have heard some young English people say "elevator" instead of "lift" and even "bathroom" instead of "toilet". I'm sure the list of differences between standard English and American Emglish could go on and on!
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Oh dear!
I strongly believe there are more important issues to be concerned with. Americans are like anyone else, we speak what we were taught. Does this make us arrogant? I enjoy coming here and adding to my knowledge of the English language. However, the more posts I read, the more I believe that Americans simply are not welcomed here. In my opinion, that is a shame.


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