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joules; kJ kilojoules

Jacuzzi
TM; named after its US inventors, Roy and Candido Jacuzzi; call it a whirlpool bath or spa bath unless you're sure it really is a Jacuzzi

jail
not gaol

al-Jazeera

Jeep
TM

jerry-builder

jetski

jewellery

jibe
(not gibe) taunt

jihad
used by Muslims to describe three different kinds of struggle: an individual's internal struggle to live out the Muslim faith as well as possible; the struggle to build a good Muslim society; and the struggle to defend Islam, with force if necessary (holy war)

Jobcentre Plus
government agency that runs jobcentres

job titles
are all lc: vice chancellor, marketing officer, senior lecturer, unless you are referring to the Vice Chancellor, Dr George Holmes

jodhpurs

judgment
not judgement

junior
abbreviate to Jr not Jun or Jnr, eg Sammy Davis Jr

just deserts
not just desserts, unless you are saying you only want pudding

 



 
 

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