Topspin or draw spin (when the cue ball is struck high or low of center upon its vertical axis) also affects a ball, though many players mistakenly call these spins english. English is hitting the ball to promote sidespin.
Both expressions may be combined to explain the point of the cue ball aimed at for a shot. A player asked What sort of english did you use? might respond, High left english or A bit of bottom right english, etc. to explain that both top or bottom spin and sidespin was applied.
What do the British call what American players call english? Why, side, of course!