It’s been said by (GB Shaw) that Britain and America are two nations separated only by a common language and you can substitute Britain by much of the English speaking world.

I’ve come across some examples (using their names) over the years of familiar items which the Americans have unexpected words for.

1. Dumpster

2. Backhoe

3. Faucet


4. A arm

5. Muffler


6. Transmission

No, I wouldn’t call any of those by those names