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USA Ice Box....UK Refrigerator
The term "Ice Box" is not as prevalent as it once was, I haven't heard that term since the early 1970's. I've heard refrigerator or fridge most of my life.

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The term "ice box" was derived from the fact that people used to have an insulated box in their homes that held a large block of ice (delivered daily in horse-drawn wagons) and this ice was kept in the ice box to keep food cold.
 
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The term "Ice Box" is not as prevalent as it once was, I haven't heard that term since the early 1970's. I've heard refrigerator or fridge most of my life.

Fun fact:
The term "ice box" was derived from the fact that people used to have an insulated box in their homes that held a large block of ice (delivered daily in horse-drawn wagons) and this ice was kept in the ice box to keep food cold.
Interesting, I thought that term was still used :)
 

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Pram is short for perambulator. It's a way bigger vehicle, used for carrying newborns and all of the equipment they require. There's usually a rack underneath for carrying shopping too. A pushchair is much smaller. The difference is that the ankle-snapper (US-child) within is horizontal in a pram.
There is a kind of off road hybrid version about now, seating up to three infants, called a "buggy".
 

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US *no equivalent* UK chav (I had great fun researching this word first time I heard it.)

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A muffler is only a part of the exhaust. Exhaust is a system of manifolds. Head pipes. Collectors mufflers and tail pipes.
Oh right lol, I never did take my mechanics course ;)
 

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Here in Australia we use a lot of the words either way. Eg., mail, post; fries, chips; hood, bonnet; pants, trousers, etc. Could be due to Australia being geographically, somewhere in between the USA and U.K.


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Here in Australia we use a lot of the words either way. Eg., mail, post; fries, chips; hood, bonnet; pants, trousers, etc. Could be due to Australia being geographically, somewhere in between the USA and U.K.


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Aussie English seems closer to UK English at times: bloke, petrol, bonnet and boot and out on its own at others: dunny, shot through, chunder etc.
 

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