English is the second most used language in the world with 508 million people talking it, but this is half as much as Mandarin users who come first place with over one billion users. Third place is Hindustani users, 497 million people. Fourth place goes to the Spanish language with 392 million users and finally Russian with 277 million.
However the English language today can have hundreds of words split into American-English and English. They differ in the spellings of words; some words used in England are almost unheard of in America, and vice-versa.
This book lists British words that are unheard of in America, and vice-versa; and includes common slang words that people speak everyday in the UK, that differs to written English!
So, if you're from America, Canada or Australia, and your first language is English, or English is your second language from another country, then be ahead of everyone else by understanding the Queen's English - and how the English have twisted and adapted English for when it's spoken - words that you won't find in any English teaching manuals!
Crisps - Salt & vinegar, beef, cheese & onion, ready salted, smoky bacon. Crisps are called chips in America.
Underground - The underground is another word for subway or as we like to call it, the tube.
Ladybird - Not even closely related to a bird! Does fly though. A small round flying bug, that is black with red wings that have a few black dots on.