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Quiznet archive 2004/3
 
Today's topic: American English
 
  1: In British English it's a pavement. In American it's a...  
sidewinder
Pedestrians walking
side saddle
sidewalk
side order
  2: 'That new play that opened in the local theatre last weekend. It bombed.'  
It has been a tremendous success
An actor in a theatre
It has been a tremendous failure
The cast is too large to fit on the stage
The cast is so small it's not worth seeing
  3: The American term 'slugfest' comes from German and means  
A lot of slugs get together in the garden
Berlin
A boxing match with a lot of punching
Whipped cream on top of coffee
A place where parties happen
  4: The American term 'adobe' refers to  
a style of outdoor painting
San Franciso Golden Gate bridge
a sun dried tomato
a sun drenched plateau
a sun dried brick
  5: In American English it's an 'elevator'. In British English it's a  
lift
American flag
hoist
joist
escalator
  6: At a bus stop, the British form a queue. Americans  
stand at line
British queue for bus
stand in line
make a queue
form a file