Strictly British

jacket potato
A potato cooked in its skin (NSOED).

U.S.: Jelly. (The word 'jelly' in the U.K. means what we would call 'jello' in the U.S.)

joint (British edition only)
A large cut of meat for roasting (AHD).

  • A joint of roast pork was sizzling in the oven (CS1).

U.S.: sweater.

  • a revolting old jumper of Dudley's (brown with orange bobbles) (PS2)

  • "Percy sent back his Christmas jumper." (OP23)

  • Next to Tonks was Lupin, his face pale, his hair greying, a long and threadbare overcoat covering a shabby jumper and trousers (OP38)

Primary editor: Michele L. Worley.
Original page date 28-October-2005; Last page update 4-August-2007 MLW