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20 British Food Terms That Confuse Americans

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> American English: The soft substance in bones that produces blood cells
> British English: Zucchini

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> American English: Warm and cozy
> British English: A toasted sandwich (often grilled cheese)

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> American English: N/A
> British English: Food that’s so good you want some more

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> American English: To crush food or some other substance
> British English: Mashed potatoes, often accompanying mince (or bangers)

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> American English: A native or resident of Sweden
> British English: Rutabaga

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