For Americans in England
(If you’re English, and find something incorrect or offensive, let me know so I can fix it)
Blimey: An interjection, along the lines of “Really?”, or “Wow”. “Did you see that? Blimey.”
Brill: Slang for “brilliant”, the preferred adjective, used in place of “cool” or “awesome”. “It was brill to see you last night”.
Chevron: Triangles painted on major roads to mark distance between cars. “Keep two chevron’s apart”. (This one took me a while to figure out)
Chips: French fries. As in "Fish and Chips"- but you already knew that.
Crisps: Chips. "I bought a packet of crisps yesterday". (thanks Andrew)
Give Way: Yield. Used on signs and in traveling. “I always give way to bikers.”
Go Pear-shaped: Fall apart, often said of a situation. “I need to take care of this problem before everything goes pear-shaped”.
Jumper: Sweater, as in “I was just going to wear jeans and a jumper”.
Lecture: Class. “I have a lecture at 10:00”.
Posh: A combination of classy and snobby. Same as we use it, but used more often.
Public School: Private School. “He went to a really posh public school.”
Pudding: Any type a desert, occasionally used for a particular dish like bread and butter pudding. “I made some pudding for after dinner”.
Reading: Studying. "'What are you reading?' 'Philosophy.'"
Sixth Form: equivalent to High School. “After Sixth Form, I’m going to Uni.”
State School: Public School.
Tutor: Professor. “She’s a great tutor.”
Tutorial: Meeting with your tutor.
Uni: Slang for University.