AMERICAN ENGLISH

advisor

analyze

apologize

axe/ax

behavior

catalog/catalogue

center

check

color

councilor

counselor

defense

dialog/dialogue

favor

favorite

enroll

fulfill

gray

honor

humor

install

jeweler

jewelery

curb

labeled

labor

liquor

license

liter

marvelous

meter

neighbor

organize

plow

practice (verb and noun)

program

pajamas

quarreled

realize

signaled

skillful

theater

through, thru

traveled, -ling

tire

BRITISH ENGLISH

adviser

analyse

apologise/apologize

axe

behaviour

catalogue

centre

cheque

colour

councillor

counsellor

defence

dialogue

favour

favourite

enrol

fulfil

grey

honour

humour

instal

jeweller

jewellery

kerb (edge of pavement)

labelled

labour

liqueur

licence

litre

marvellous

metre

neighbour

organize/organise

plough

practise (verb)

practice (noun)

programme

pyjamas

quarrelled

realise/realize

signalled

skilful

theatre

through

travelled, -lling

tyre (on a wheel)

The list of the most important differences between BE and AE

Apart from differences in spelling, there are certain words used by the British that are quite foreign to many Americans. In like manner, many American words are certain to cause the British to raise an eyebrow or two. That said, we can still (for the most part) understand one another.

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