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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

Stephen Childs

100 Comments

  1. We don't have year 12 or 13 technically we just have 6th form and then college and university and most English people say secondary school not high school and England doesn't have guns so that's a bonus

  2. I'm english I say some English for some things and American for others… Then my own way of saying something with neither accent

  3. I just got triggered about retarded American people are. They can't speak properly. It's our language and they just screwed it up

  4. I’m an English girl and these are my answers
    Autumn
    Tap
    Router
    Pickles
    Jam
    Jelly
    Property
    Garden
    Real estate agent
    Skipping
    Ball pit
    Janitor
    Gym
    First class
    Hand Luggage
    Camper van
    Caravan park
    Budgie
    Roast chicken
    Jug
    Juice box
    Yoghurt (uk pronunciation)
    Turn it in
    Mark it
    Ticks
    Taking a test
    Examiner/ invigilator
    Break time
    Year 13s
    Rounders
    Santa Claus and Father Christmas
    Merry Christmas
    Dressing gown or robe ( I have a lovely slytherin robe dressing gown. True English girl)
    Stocking shelves
    Indicator
    Chassis (a mix of both)
    Birmingham (uk version)
    Main Street
    Garage (uk)
    Full stop
    Brackets
    Z (uk)
    Hippie
    Show
    Uk one (I’m not writing all them)
    Fire truck
    A&E (I’ve been many times)
    Anaesthetist
    Intensive care
    P45
    You’ve been fire/ redundant
    Resume and CV
    The Big Dipper
    Snakes and ladders
    Flashlight

  5. Canadians are kind of a mixture of both from Europe and the states.

  6. Crunchy? As an adjective for a person? The concept of hippies was literally invented in the US. I’ve also always known the board game as “Snakes and Ladders.” America is a big place, there are going to be regional differences.

  7. I live in uk and i have never heard ball pool or calling a janitor a caretaker absolute fuckwad

  8. i think this is England vs America because i’m from Scotland and don’t say half of these

  9. I have never heard a single person in my lifetime living in America call a hippie a “crunchy” stupid woman

  10. Merry Christmas actually originated from Britain though as it was first heard in common use during Victorian rule.

  11. So I know all the conversion/translation other than for 8 terms. I never knew exam invigilators were called 'proctors'… and mate who have you heard say 'Ball pool'… Furthermore, year 12/13 are when you number the academia – It's 1st yr/2nd yr of sixth form… And  I swear the U.S call indicators 'blinkers'

  12. I’m English and I call it a ball pit

    Sometimes I question myself

    Also who calls Santa farther
    Fukin pedo

  13. 'say what I see' on the thumbnail??Okay,was looking right down the middle between both flags and thinking about giving that girl a good,firm spanking.

  14. That’s not even fucking rounders and it is still Santa Claus and it’s not happy Christmas wtf

  15. So I live in the Netherlands, sounding like a German tryna speak American with British words.

  16. Omg our schools teach us British English thats why i know every British English word he said i am from middle east btw specifically from Egypt

  17. I'm British it's a ball pit well that's what I call it never heard it be called a ball pool

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