The difference between American English and British English is not mere accent, it's choice of words as well. We all know that. When I say I'm going to make a call, I mean I'm going to use the phone; but a Brit would mean that he's going to pay a visit. If a Brit would mean to use the phone, he'd say he's going to ring someone. I picked up a British book and, in it, when guys talk about girls they say "chickens;" we say "chicks." Is "chickens" really the British way or is the author being goofy? What other differences are there in choice of words? In Europe, where English is not first language, how do you go about the choice of words: do you refer to American usage, or British? Aussie input? Canadian input? Are there regional differences throughout Britain, like in that My Fair Lady movie?