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  Worksheet: Chamber of Secrets - US English
Updated 26 February 2003, 14.12
Ron and Harry in The Chamber of Secrets
All these words are in the US English version of the first Harry Potter book. Which UK English words did they replace?

UK English--------------US English

torch


row (like argue)


letterboxes


haring


queue


wonky


pop my clogs


rubbish


sack (as in losing a job)


tuck in (as in food)


scarper


clapping


mad


Extension activity

Which words or spellings does US English use in place of the following:

UK English......................US English

neighbours....................................

mummy........................................

jumper..........................................

rubbish bins...................................

favourite.......................................

maths...........................................

hoover..........................................

chips............................................

football.........................................

sweets..........................................


 

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