Kids Br. Vs. Am.

A lot of “baby things” have different American and British names. Let’s have a look at them and try to memorise some of them (these tricks are not very good, but they’ll help you remember which one is American and which one is British).

DIAPER vs. NAPPY

Let’s start with the most common thing 🙂

Actually, two weeks ago, it was my first time to change a dirty NAPPY, it was not as disgusting as I thought it would be :)))

How can you memorise which word is used in the USA and which one in the UK. I think that in the USA people work a lot, while in the UK they can take a NAP (nappy).

BABY CARRIAGE vs. PRAM

I like watching moms pushing their babies along in their PRAMS.

How to memorise? The USA manufactures a lot of CARS (baby CARriage), while in the UK, they have a PRiMe minister (PRaM).

STROLLER vs. PUSHCHAIR

What’s the difference from the previous vehicle? In a stroller/pushchair a kid usually sits.

Any idea how to memorise these ones? At least, remember, that both British words for these vehicles start with “P” (pram and pushchair).

PACIFIER vs. DUMMY

Mary’s baby still sucks on a PACIFIER.

How to remember which one is American? The western part of the USA borders the PACIFIC ocean.

CRIB vs. COT

So, American kids sleep in a CRIB, while British ones, in a COT.

One more lame suggestion 🙂 The Carribean sea is very close to the US (CaRrIbean = CRIB).

Please, don’t lift the baby out of her COT.

NIPPLE vs. TEAT

Here you have two words forthe rubber part at the end of a baby’s bottle.

Do this QUIZ

Results

Yeah! Good job!

Nobody’s seen it! Try again!

#1. CRIB is ….

#2. Which one is a pram?

#3. Which one is American?

#4. Which one is British?

#5. NAPPY is ….

Finish