You say tə’meɪtəʊ, I say tə’mɑ:təʊ
George Bernard Shaw said “England and America are two countries separated by a common language”. It may be an awkward situation borrowing a cigarette in the US if you are an English tourist there. The word ‘tramp’ describes different people in each country, and ‘spunk’ could not only mean ‘to get up and go’ if you are an American in the UK. You don’t even need to love your mistress.
Eddie Izzard talks about these two confusing languages with a great sense of humor. Enjoy!