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Picture of a Loo (toilet)

When I visited England, I realized just how many word differences British English and American English actually have. Even the sentences I just wrote would be different, with realize spelled as realise. To the left is an image of a child sitting on a toilet, yet the British call it a loo. As a matter of fact, this is what a potty-training video looks like in Britain. I felt ill-prepared on this subject when I arrived, which is why I decided this was some of the most important information I can share. After all, you can only get it from actually being there.

I hope these links to be more interesting than something the school would make, and more informative for a student.

  1. British and American word differences
  2. British and American spelling differences

Wikipedia also has some helpful articles on this subject.

  1. List of British words not commonly used in the U.S.
  2. American and British spelling differences

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