AMERICAN vs BRITISH English **55 DIFFERENCES**

AMERICAN vs BRITISH English **55 DIFFERENCES**


okay so, what do you see here? leaves? what season is it? fall autumn what’s this? a faucet tap what’s this? Wi-Fi? yeah, but what’s the box that the Wi-Fi is pumped out of? router router… we say router what’s… wait, what are we looking at? oh…
these little green things… what do you call them? pickles gherkins what’s in the glass pot? jelly jam so if that was jelly then what’s this? jello We call this jelly wibblewobble wibblewobble…
jelly on a plate… did you never say that? no… that’s weird what are we looking at here? a house okay, so what’s the general term for
like houses and buildings and stuff? if you were like, ‘oh, I’ve got loads of
money. I want to buy some…’ real estate property… we would say property, you would say… real estate some real estate comes with a massive one of these… what are you look at there… this nice green area a backyard we’d call that a garden …or a front yard well, this yard is like a sideways yard because it’s so damn big. I wish this was my house… it’s not when you actually make the purchase, who
do you talk to in order to actually buy it? oh! i know this one go the realtor we would call them an estate agent ‘you gave it to me, a realtor, and
I promise I am NOT gonna let you down.’ what’s this person of unspecified gender doing? jumping rope skipping what are these kids in? ball pit ball pool… we say pool… ball pool yeah, ball pool ball pool no, it’s a ball pit It’s a ball pool because you disappear because it’s a pool of balls who’s this guy? a janitor we would call him… a caretaker cause
he’s taking care of the building you would say… a janitor this is somewhere where you’d go… there might be a pool, a gym, maybe a sauna… a steam room all this stuff what would you call it? a gym well, that’s the gym… the gym part… but the whole building which might encapsulate all
this like a sports hall a gym a swimming pool a sauna, steam room… what
you call the whole building? a gym ‘Oh, the gym has a sauna… cool. Oh,
the gym has a pool cool.’ It’s a gym we would call it a leisure center… have you heard… like do you know leisure center… you say that in the States? no what class are these poor people sitting in? coach yeah, we would say economy when you get on the plane you are permitted to
take this on board… what do you call this? carry on we would say hand luggage What’s this vehicle? an RV an RV… we call that a camper van, and I really want one so you go on your summer holiday
and you spend the week in a… trailer park we’d call that a caravan park so what would you call these
white things that are parked up here? trailer we call them caravans what bird is this? a parakeet? Budgerigar… did you not knew that? Excuse me? Budgerigar… do you not know Budgerigar? you never had a Budgerigar when you was younger? no you’ve never had a budgie? no These are budgies I don’t like birds you like cats yeah because they kill birds yeah so budgie comes out the oven. What’s that? a rotisserie chicken we’d call that a roast chicken what’s this thing with the handle? a pitcher jug juice box juice carton… or carton of juice milk thicker… yogurt? Yogurt do it again yogurt? yogurt Yogurt yogurt oh, talkie, do you know anything about a talkie? no it’s an online platform… so you can learn
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work and she’s going to give it to her teacher what’s she going to do? turn it in hand it in turn it in hand… she’s going hand it to her teacher… hand it in now the teacher is gonna take it and he’s going to go through it and he’s going look at it so what’s he going to do? grade he’s going to grade it?… we say
mark… he’s going to mark it ‘have you marked your work?…
sir, have you marked my test?’ ‘have you graded my test?’ if you’re clever, you’ll get lots of these in it what are these? checkmarks yeah… we’d say ticks ticks… ticks… tick box… check mark what are these kids doing right now? taking a test? they are sitting an exam they’re taking a test who’s this bloke? a teacher? what’s his job? a proctor? what does a proctor do? proctor’s an exam We call him an invigilator these kids have just been told
class is over… what are they now on? recess break time these kids are in their final years of high school so they’re 17 turning 18… kind of thing…
what would you refer to these kids up? they’re seniors seniors… we would say year 13 so we don’t have this whole freshman… sophomore…. what’s after that?… junior… junior… senior so Americans say… freshman, sophomore, junior, senior we just have year 10… 11… 12… 13… as those equivalents… we don’t have special names so these guys… if they were leaving to
go to university next year as you would say… college then we would say they’re in year 13 i.e. second year of sixth form what game are they playing with these things? baseball mmm… it’s like baseball, but for kiddies wiffle ball wiffleball We would call it rounders… a good game of rounders down by the beach or in the school field is a great laugh You have round or not? no it doesn’t mean anything to you? no oh… okay who’s this bloke? Santa Claus! Father Christmas Santa Claus how would you greet your fellow
Americans at this festive time of year Merry Christmas we would say Happy Christmas although loads of people say Merry Christmas now what’s this girl wearing? a bathrobe we’d call that a dressing-gown would you have this concept of dressing-gown or not? no, it’s a bathrobe… you take shower or
bath and then you put your bathrobe on leave a comment if you have a dressing-gown
and if you love your dressing gown what’s this guy doing? foraging for food in the forest true, but what’s his job?… he’s getting paid to do this oh, he’s restocking the shelves stocking shelves… we say stacking shelves no he’s stock… stack… stocking?… yeah that’s confused you hasn’t it? yeah it has we literally say stock…. wait… no, you say stocking we say stacking yeah, he’s restocking yeah, I’d say he’s a shelf stacker cause he’s stacking the things on the shelf he’s a shelf stocker because he’s restocking his stock of goods on the shelf you’re driving down the road… High Street… you want to hack a left at the end of the road, what do you do? you would use your turn signal we’d call that an indicator you probably haven’t… I don’t know… do you have any clue what this is? a tractor? it’s like the bottom bit of a motor vehicle…
it’s got a special name, which is spelt like this: c-h-a-s-s-i-s have you even… a chassis? Americans say chassis, right? I think so we say chassis what’s the big city here that isn’t London? Birmingham Birmingham what do you typically call the main road or
street that runs down the center of the town? Main street we call it the high street what’s this? a garage garage… do it again garage? what’s in the red circle? a period full stop parentheses brackets What letter is that? Z Z this girl dresses in tie-dye… she’s got a nose piercing how would you describe her? crunchy I would say she’s a hippie yeah hippie or… crunchy wow… these guys are really crunchy yeah… very crunchy so peaceful… on Netflix, there is a whole variety of different TV… shows programs… to watch program was always like the typical
word for a TV show, but it’s kind of dying out but I’m trying to keep it alive in this video so if you’re a lover of a good old-fashioned
TV program then leave me a comment one for the musicians: so I’d call this: semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, demi semiquaver, and then demi… (mumbling)… one of them. I don’t know… I would call them: whole note, half note, quarter note,
8th note , 16th note, 32nd note, 64th note Americans keep things simple, right? mm-hmm fire truck fire engine hospital mmm… specifically the part that you would go to
if you had had some kind of major accident oh… ER A&E what does the ER stand for? emergency room A&E stands for accident and emergency so the bad news is if you’ve had a really bad accident you need an operation okay, this girl is going to come and
put some stuff in your veins or your arteries which is going to
make you go to sleep. Who is she? the anesthesiologist anaesthetist anesthesiologist okay, so your operation didn’t go
so well, and now you are here she’s on a life-support machine she’s in the ICU she’s in intensive care intensive care unit we just call it intensive care you’ve lost a job and you’ve given this Pink slip what’s a pink slip? basically… you’re fired when you’re fired in the UK, you’re handed your P45 and I think the P45 is kind of the equivalent of the U.S. pink slip yes your boss gives you this box and says pack your stuff you’re done you didn’t do anything wrong, but what’s happened to you? you’ve been laid off yeah, we would say ‘you’ve been made redundant’ so we would say this is redundancy you’ve been laid off if you want a new job once you’ve been laid off/ made redundant, then you might want to write up one of these… what is it? a resume CV… curriculum vitae curriculum vitae testing your knowledge of constellations what is this constellation here… these last two point north… to the north star… the pole star Big Dipper we call it the plow what game is this? chutes and ladders? snakes and ladders… we have snakes you have… chutes this guy sat on a… haystack bale of hay… is holding a… flashlight torch

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  1. I THINK YOU GOT THE HIPPE THING WRONG IN THE USA THEY ARE CALLED HIPPIE'S IN THE U.K. THEY ARE CALLED CRUNCHY

    I LIVE IN THE US AND I WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER THEM HIPPIE's NEVER HEARD CRUNCHY IN THE USA

  2. I've lived in the US for 56 years, speak proper American English and I have never heard anyone call a hippie a "crunchy"!

  3. I think she would have really struggled if I went through these with her, being a geordie I don't think she would have understood my dialect haha.
    I would have confused her more.

  4. Don't Americans say “exam”?
    American English is basically taught in schools in Japan, and I think “exam” is more used than “test” in the English class, although test is also used frequently.
    I was surprised to see that “exam” is British word.

  5. I've never heard of year 12 and 13 before. It was only ever known as sixth form in my area, I guess it changes throughout the country. The more you know!

  6. As a Brit, I love my dressing gown, and I've never worn it after a shower. It's for when it's cold and you wanna bundle up in something warm at home, essentially a wearable blanket that isn't as stupid looking as a snuggie.

  7. Bro….india is mixed in both UK and USA..😅😅😅thumbs up from india…
    But pls fix it and tell us what is correct😅😅…its your language…installed in our minds..

  8. Hi mike i Arabia and I liveing in Bulgaria Sofia can you please visiting Sofia I love you i want to meeting you please

  9. There's no British english nor American english… english is english and is originated from England!. How is this not an argument here?

  10. For most the things here, here we use the British words, but for a few the American, and for some have our own terms, though we're aware of the others

  11. I was so confused when I came to the UK. St Nicholas changed his name to Santa and instead of being tall, lean, and wearing green he suddenly became massively overweight, stumpy and wore red.

  12. American here from SoCal:
    1. Fall or Autumn. Either or are fine.
    5. Jam and jelly are different. I would have said jam for that pic
    6. Gelatin
    7. Real Estate or Property. Both are common.
    8. A garden is for flowers, veggies, etc. and can be found in your yard.
    14. Economy
    15. Hand Luggage
    19. Roast Chicken
    23. Both are used a lot.
    24. Taking a test or taking an exam.
    25. Instructor? Idk i don’t ever hear proctor unless its like a government test or something.
    35. Blinker
    41. I can’t tell if they’re parenthesis or brackets tbh.
    43. Hippie. Wtf is crunchy?
    50. Pink slip is the car ownership thing to me.
    52. CV and Resume are different things to me.

  13. I use British words..with American accent…I like how the British accent sounds like but it's hard and so weird to use it in my country 😭

  14. Tbh, not many people say “year 13”, most people just say if they are either in their first, second or third year in college. Year 13 is what I said when I was in sixth form but they don’t say it in other colleges.

  15. jelly and jam are actually two separate things as far as I'm aware (referencing 0:34), for both of them you crush up whatever fruit you're using and if you want to make jam you keep the solid bits and pieces. If you want jelly you throw the solid stuff away and use the juice

  16. I feel like the problem with "American" english is that we all come from different parts of america so we might call some things differently. Like I've heard people say Pop instead of soda where as I'm more accustomed towards the latter. I also use Real estate and realtor, Autumn and Fall, interchnagebly. As well as I've never heard of anyone saying Crunchy I've only ever heard hippie

  17. I use British English mostly even though I live in America buts it’s probably because I was raised in a Jamaican house hold

  18. We call the whole area where the gym is with the pool and stuff a rec center (recreational center) and especially if they have classes for like dance or acting or something

  19. So my vocabulary is mixed with these two, but my accent is American. Not surprised.

    My country's teaching system has no idea what they are doing what are they doing when it comes to English. Generally British E. words but sometimes American E. Like they say "favourite, then they say "faucet".

    For the past 3 years, I've been in a private class where we're getting our textbooks from England. But the whole class speaks with an American accent, including me.

    P.S I've never had a teacher with a British accent. OK, that was weird, learning British English for my whole life, having teachers with American accent. PERFECT.

    I wrote a long comment that no one actually wants to read, again.

  20. my dad was born in Pakistan, looks European, went to a British boarding school, has a slight german accent, and lived in New York. he’s the jack of all trades

  21. Honestly Harry Potter makes so much sense after this video!! Lol as a kid I skipped over so many british words becuase I had no clue what they meant. Also do yall really say Gherkins for pickles??

  22. Ok so I ma Canadian and I use USA and UK words but there all mixed up like jame then jello (that is what I say)

  23. Okay but Americans might call that place with a gym a “RECenter” or “Recreation Center”. We also call Yoghurt “yogurt”

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