Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 13 of 13
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    165
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: luggage vs baggage

    Quote Originally Posted by Nannou View Post
    It is in the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary where I found that luggage is British and baggage is American.

    I was only trying to make a suggestion and trying honestly to help. But if it seems to you inappropriate you may simply leave it or clarify things to me and to all the others in a more direct and accurate way.

    Thank you

    sorry
    "My electronic translator thinks it too", it was meant to be like that baggage has more meanings than luggage, not that both have american origin. I put that part in bold font. Have a look:

    Originally Posted by RonBee
    Nope. They are both American. I do think "baggage" has more meanings.

    Look at these screenshots of my electronic translator and tell me where do you see more tranlations



    OR




    I am really very thankful for your help.

  2. #12
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,661
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: luggage vs baggage

    'Baggage' does have other meaning- emotional baggage is the problems/hangups people have from their past experiences.

  3. #13
    kfredson is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: luggage vs baggage

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    What is the difference between "luggage" and "baggage".

    Is baggage more informal when comparing to luggage? Or is it vice-versa?

    Which of these two terms is more commonly used in Britain, US, Australia?
    In practice they are nearly identical. However, I tend to think of it as follows. When I carry it out of my house it is luggage. When I hand it over to the airlines it becomes baggage. In fact, you might even hear such a conversation as this:
    (Airlines Representative): Hello. Do you have any luggage to check?
    (You) Well, I sure do! Two bags.
    (AR): Great, I'll check it through as baggage.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. luggage rack
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-Mar-2009, 21:51
  2. baggage or luggage?
    By jctgf in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Jul-2008, 03:01
  3. keep my luggage
    By jibou in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Feb-2008, 08:23
  4. my luggage
    By jibou in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2008, 17:34
  5. luggage, baggage
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 19-Jul-2004, 10:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •