American to British

Food and Drink

  • Chips – Very thinly sliced potatoes fried to a fragile crispness flavored with salt or other seasoning including barbecue, nacho cheese, onion.  Chips may also be made from other vegetables including sweet potatoes and corn.
  • Crisps –  How we like our chips.
  • Biscuit – A plane round baked food similar to scones often made with buttermilk. Frequently eaten for breakfast but occasionally as part of other meals especially if the meal includes fried chicken. Breakfast biscuits may be eaten with butter and jam or topped with a gravy made from the fat left from frying bacon, ham, or sausage.  In some parts of America biscuits may be eaten with a chocolate gravy.
  • Scone – A baked food which may have fruit and or nuts. It may be eaten alone or served with butter and/or jam.  Often found in coffee shops.

Names and Other Forms of Address

  • Y’all –  A second-person Southern pronoun used to address two or more persons. NEVER EVER used to address one person. It may be a contraction of you all Used to clarify that “Yes, I am speaking to ALL of you so pay attention.” especially when used by women to ensure men and boys attend to their manners or speech. Example, “Now y’all just hush up and behave.”

Defacto Misc

  • Whine – Whinge