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Jacket Potato:
   Baked Potato
("What's for dinner Karen?" "Meatloaf, baked potato and corn, honey" "Sounds good")

Jam:
    Jelly

Jelly:
    Jell-O

Joiner:
   Carpenter

Juggernaut, Articulated Lorry:
    'Semi,' Semi-Tractor Trailer, 'Big Rig,' '18-Wheeler'

Jumper:
    Sweater

Jump Leads:
    Jumper Cables

Junction (motorway):
    Exit

-K-

Kit (sports, camera, etc.):
    Gear

Kitchen Roll:
    Paper Towels

Knickers (a horrible word!):
    Panties, Underwear

Knuckle Dusters:
   Brass Knuckles

-L-

Ladder (tights):
    Run
("Hey karen you have a run in your nylons")

Lager:
   Beer

Launderette:
    Laundro-mat

Lay-By:
    Rest Area

Lead (dog):
    Leash

Leads (electrical):
   Cords

Lemonade:
    7-Up, Sprite, etc.
(Ask for 'Lemonade' in the States and you'll get just that; tart, cloudy and traditional).

Let:
    Rent

Letter Box:
    Mail Box

Level Crossing:
   RailRoad Crossing

Lie-In:
    Sleep-In

Lift:
    Elevator

Lift (give someone a lift):
    Ride

Limited (company):
    Incorporated

Lodger:
   Boarder

Loo, Toilet:
   Bathroom, Restroom

Loft:
   Attic

Lollipop:
    Lollipop, sucker

'Lollipop Lady':
    Crossing Guard

Lord Chancellor, Lord High Chancellor:
    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

Lorry:
    Truck (and only truck!)

Lorry Driver:
    Truck Driver, Trucker
(Say 'Lorry Driver' in the States and they'll think you're talking about a woman named 'Lorrie Driver.' [Short for Laura].)

Lot (material items):
   Bunch

Lot (people):
    'Guy's
("Hey you guy's let's go!")

Lounge, Sitting Room, Living Room:
    Living Room. 
(Also 'Family Room' when there is more than one big room)

Love Bite:
    Hickey

-M-

Managing Director:
   CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

Mange Tout:
    Snow Peas

Mate, Friend:
    Friend, buddy, pal

Maths:
    Math

Mileometer:
    Odometer

Minced Beef:
    Hamburger

Ministry (e.g., the Ministry of Agriculture):
    Department (the Department of Agriculture)

Mobile Library:
   Bookmobile

Mobile Phone:
   Cell Phone, Celluar Phone

Money:
The Americans call their money $ Dollars as you should well know. Their Pence equivalent is Cents and their coins are: 1 cent, or Penny; 5 cents, or Nickel; 10 cents, or Dime; 25 cents, or Quarter; 50 cents, or half-Dollar; and they're trying to introduce One Dollar coins

Motorway:
    Highway, Expressway

MP, Member of Parliament:
   Senator, Congressman (rough equivalents)

Mum:
    Mom

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