Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word

For each 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' quote, can you pick the ONE word that was changed for the American edition? Answers are different words, not a spelling difference.

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This lot were whispering excitedly, too, and he couldn't see a single collecting tin.
It didn't so much as quiver when a car door slammed in the next street.
He had hands the size of dustbin lids.
It looked as though Dudley had got the new computer he wanted.
He was almost bald except for his fringe.
He turned right around in his seat and yelled at Harry, his face like a gigantic beetroot with a moustache.
'Get the post, Dudley,' said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper.
'No post on Sundays,' he reminded them happily as he spread marmalade on his newspapers.
Uncle Vernon's rations turned out to be a packet of crisps each and four bananas.
'I can, you know, do maths and stuff.'
...bunches of keys, slug pellets, balls of string, mint humbugs, teabags...
Hagrid...gave the notes to Harry so he could buy their tickets.
They acted as though any chair with Harry in it was empty.
'Anything off the trolley, dears?'
He had never had any money for sweets with the Dursleys.
'I've just been up to the front to ask the driver and he says we're nearly there.'
...trifle, strawberries, jelly, rice pudding...
'Great Uncle Algie came round for tea and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles'
And then, once you had managed to find them, there were the lessons themselves.
After making a lot of complicated notes...
Within seconds, the whole class were standing on their stools.
Harry made a sharp about turn and held the broom steady.
Ron was in a very bad temper by the end of the class.
'This isn't football, Dean,' Ron reminded him.
...no less than twelve towering Christmas trees...
'I think I know who that one's from,' said Ron, going a bit pink and pointing to a very lumpy parcel.
It looked like a disused classroom.
It stuck up at the back, just like Harry's did.
There was no way that Snape would dare to try and hurt him if Dumbledore was watching.
There was no point beating about the bush.
'I thought we'd be writing lines or something,'
Malfoy, it seemed, had sneaked up behind Neville and grabbed him for a joke.
They joined the crowds flocking out into the sunny grounds.
'No more revision,' Ron sighed happily.
'And Gryffindor really can't afford to lose any more points, can they?'
'Humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things which are worst for them.'
Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was a nice woman, but very strict.
They had drawn for the house cup.
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  • Character names and the words "a" and "I" are not counted as wrong answers. Questions are given in order of appearance in the book. Answers do NOT necessarily represent general differences between British and American usage, and in some cases likely only represent the whim of the American publisher, hence the scare quotes on "British" in the title of this quiz.
  • NOTE: Typing the wrong word counts as a wrong answer, and *all* words in the excerpt are fair game, including very short ones. All answers are legitimately different words (i.e. not just spelling differences such as colour/color).
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Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017
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