I've just found BrE sneak/sneaked/sneaked and AmE sneak/snuck/snuck.

Are there more of these deviations?

Generally, lists of irregular verbs in grammars are so poor that they show only half of what there is to know.

PS I see there is an article on the verb form snuck on the Internet. "snuck" in AmE

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  • Spell is much the same, spell/spelt/spelt and spell/spelled/spelled. All those that end in a 't' form I think are 'ed' in American English (burnt, knelt) but I'd say British English is happy with either spelling. – Frank Apr 17 '14 at 5:56
  • @Frank That is a known fact and indicated in grammar lists. – rogermue Apr 17 '14 at 6:03
  • I may have misunderstood, do you mean it's unusual for the English version to be 'ed' while the American version is not ? – Frank Apr 17 '14 at 6:17
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    I've never heard a person say 'dove', unless they were referring to the bird. – WS2 Apr 17 '14 at 7:42
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    @WS2 It's not a homophone, of course. You've obviously spent more time watching Bill Oddy than Hans Hass ['Starting in 1938 when he met and dove with another legend, Guy Gilpatric ...'] or Jacques Cousteau. Or their younger counterparts. See eg here for increased UK usage. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 17 '14 at 7:52

Usage note on Snuck:

First recorded in writing near the end of the 19th century in the U.S., snuck has become in recent decades a standard variant past tense and past participle: Bored by the lecture, we snuck out the side door. snuck occurs frequently in fiction, in journalism, and on radio and television, whereas sneaked is more likely in highly formal or belletristic writing. snuck is the only spoken past tense and past participle for many younger and middle-aged persons of all educational levels in the U.S. and Canada. It has occasionally been considered nonstandard but is so widely used by professional writers and educated speakers that it can no longer be so regarded.

Usage note on irregular verbs:

American English normally uses the regular form, while British English tends to favor the irregular. In other cases, such as dive (dived vs. dove) and sneak (sneaked vs. snuck), the opposite is true. Australian, New Zealand and South African English tend to follow the British practice, while Canadian English often sides with the American usage.

Source: Webster Dictionary

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As it implies in the article you reference, for sneaked/snuck, snuck really is still pretty much "non-standard" usage. To say that this is standard American usage (except in casual speech) is really not correct. Yet.

See the usage tables in the article for the actual proportions depending on the media that were reviewed.

So for verb tense differences between US and non-US English, I would say there are very few beyond slang words. And would probably still be best-suited to be compiled as part of a list on differences in US/non-US vocab in general.

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