CANADIAN, EH ?
There are many differences in vocabulary between British English and North American English. This can sometimes make communication, even between native English speakers, a challenge.
I lived in England for nearly one and a half years and during that time learned many lessons about what vocabulary to use. My biggest mistake was using the Canadian word "pants", which is equivalent to the word "trousers" in England. In England, "pants" are what you wear under your trousers and what we in Canada call "underwear". When I realized my mistake I never said "pants" in England again!
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