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Here are some common words used in Ireland and America that mean the same thing but are called something different. It's really very interesting, often funny, and sometimes confusing. These were all contributed by Irish born people, mostly women from Dublin and Belfast, Ireland.

For example, a tin of soup in Ireland would be a can of soup in the states.

Rashers are the same as... Bacon
A Banger is a name for a... Sausage, commonly used in the phrase "Bangers and Mash", being sausages and mashed potatoes.
My son told me he needed a new rubber... I still call it an eraser.
A soccer uniform...
is a kit
A football is...
a soccer ball
I say jumper...
you say sweater
I say pinafore...
you say jumper
I say windscreen...
you say windshield
I say spanner...
you say wrench
I say scallion...
you say green onion
I say sofa...
you say couch
I say garden...
you say yard
I say brush...
you say broom
I say Daddy Christmas
you say Santa
I say Whiskey...
you say Scotch
I say sweets...
you say candy
I say biscuits...
you say cookies
I say scones...
you say biscuits
I ring someone on the phone...
my staff calls them
I put petrol in my car...
my staff puts gas in theirs
I say mind your head...
they say duck
I say 'way in and way out' ...
they say 'entrance and exit'
I say lift...
they say elevator
I say join the queue...
they say stand in line
I say articulated lorry...
they say semi (truck)
I say chips...
they say french fries
I say crisps...
they say potato chips
I say nappies...
they say diapers
I say pram...
they say baby carriage
I say dual carriageway
they say Interstate
I say sticking plaster...
you say bandaid
I say sticky tape...
you say scotch tape
I say trainers...
you say running shoes

From Trobbit: Because our first floor is their ground floor, their first floor is our second floor, and if you're too knackered for the stairs, you may be able to go up in the lift, which is probably about the only place in town where you'll get looks if you have a fag (a fag is a cigarette...) . And if you want to get more looks, once you're out on the pavement again, ask for a ride instead of a lift. But even if you manage to speak English properly for a few minutes, they'll know you're a blow-in just by the looks of you.
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