My very first post here. I've visited the United States a few times and have always been pleasantly surprised that there are many words I use here that are almost never used in USA or have different meanings.
I call them: biscuits, Americans call them cookies. Where I come from, "cookies" are only "cookies" when they are the chocolate chip types.
I can them: dustbins. Americans: trashcans.
Down here, braces are used to keep your trousers up. In the USA, I believe they are called "suspenders".
Down here, suspenders are what women use to keep their stockings up. In the USA, they are called garters.
Down here, garters are wot soldiers use to keep their socks up. I dunno wot American soldiers call that piece of elastic used to keep their socks up.
And oh, down here, that thingy you use to straighten your teeth are is called a brace.
I visited a friend in Texas once and his really old grandmother (who has never been out of Texas) asked me a question to which I answered "You can't". She thought, I said, due to my accent, "You cunt". And there was quite a bit of drama there.
Oh, I'm not British btw. Am from the "colonies".*grin*