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Hi Everyone... Could anyone tell me what is the main difference between American and British English? and Please Give me some Examples...
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Hello.
I am Zeeshan Nasir from Pakistan.
I know one word that has diffirence in American and British
American/British
Tactics/ Tacticks (These words represents the way or tricks.)
am i right ?
I participeted for the first time in this forum.
It's very much .
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Zeeshan,

Welcome to English Forums.

I don't believe you are correct. You want try looking for the words in an online dictionary, such as [url="http://www.m-w.com /"]Merriam Webster[/url] at http://www.m-w.com /.

I hope that helps.

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"In UK English *** or faggot means a homo. In US English it means smoking."

Uh... You got that backwards, actually. In the US it means homosexual and is offensive.

back in another time didn't *** mean a peice of wood?
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***/Faggot has a few main meanings in British English.

*** - very common slang for cigarette but we are also well aware of the US homosexual meaning, it just isn't the first thing that comes to mind to us.

*** - I'm pretty sure this is now obsolete (but not by long) word for a sort of volunteer servant. Public schools used to have the younger boys as fags for the older boys - try reading Tom Brown's Schooldays!

Faggot - is a collection of dry twigs bundled together and used for hot fast fires (i.e. to start an old wood fired bread oven for example, which is when I have used them). Not exactly common in these electic and gas powered days and not everyone knows the word.

Faggot - a type of meatball from the north of Britain. The most famous has the brand name 'Mr Brain's Faggots' which has quite put me off ever tryng them. People who don't eat them find them a bit funny and there may be something a bit dodgy' about their ingredients with chopped up bits and pieces I wouldn't normally want to eat. On the other hand, maybe I'm just a prejudiced southerner, I haven't ever actually read the ingredients.
I've heard of another one. When a girl wears her hair short at the front (cut just above the eyebrows), in the US they are called "bangs". I believe the British equivalent is either a "shingle" or a "shelf"??
The British version is fringe, not shingle (a type of roof tile) or shelf.
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