Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #1

    "filling station" in BrE

    Is filling station also used in BrE or is it strictly petrol station?

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #2

    Re: "filling station" in BrE

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Is filling station also used in BrE or is it strictly petrol station?
    It's a petrol station or a service station, not a filling station in Aus - and of course, never a gas station. I think that would apply also to Britain, but someone can verify it.

  3. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #3

    Re: "filling station" in BrE

    Thanks Raymott. So what do you do when you get to the petrol station? You

    fuel up?
    fill up?
    tank up?
    refuel?
    get fuel/ petrol?

  4. engee30's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Apr 2006
    • Posts: 2,969
    #4

    Smile Re: "filling station" in BrE

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Is filling station also used in BrE or is it strictly petrol station?
    To my knowledge, filling station is the same as petrol station in the UK.

  5. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #5

    Re: "filling station" in BrE

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    Thanks Raymott. So what do you do when you get to the petrol station? You

    fuel up?
    fill up?
    tank up?
    refuel?
    get fuel/ petrol?
    "Fill up" was the usual term used in the days when people could afford to do that. "Get petrol" is a neutral way of saying it.

  6. nyota's Avatar
    Senior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 615
    #6

    Re: "filling station" in BrE

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Fill up" was the usual term used in the days when people could afford to do that.

Similar Threads

  1. "houseman", in BrE?
    By Mehrgan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-Jan-2011, 13:20
  2. "Sudsy", used in BrE?
    By Mehrgan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2010, 22:46
  3. "Ride a train/car..."? In BrE?
    By Mehrgan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-Aug-2010, 10:05
  4. Any BrE term for "pet peeves"?
    By Mehrgan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2009, 20:55
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2006, 10:55

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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