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love-you-mom

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I have 3 questions, please.

1- Do you agree with this list?
2- Does that mean the American speakers don't use the British vocabulary and vice versa
3- Is there an approximate number of the words that not same in both AmE and BrE

(BrE left/ AmE right)

BrE & AmE vocabulary list
1- colour _____________ color
2- centre _____________ center
3- traveller_____________traveler
4- flat _____________apartment
5- anywhere _____________anyplace
6- luggage _____________baggage
7- pram _____________carriage
8- friend_____________buddy
9- wallet_____________billfold
10- taxi_____________cab
11- tin_____________can
12- phone me_____________call me
13- sweets_____________candy
14- cupboard_____________closet
15- mad_____________crazy
16- lift_____________elevator
17- rubber_____________eraser
18- autumn_____________fall
19- petrol_____________gas
20- main road_____________highway
21- prison_____________jail
22- toilet_____________bathroom
23- post_____________mail
24- maths_____________math
25- state school_____________public school
26- holiday _____________vacation
27- film _____________movie
28- lorry _____________truck
29- aeroplane _____________airplane
30- trousers _____________pants





 

Barb_D

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If you try to include simple spelling differences, the list would much, much longer. Many words with OU just have O in the American spelling, there are some double-consonant differences, and some Z and S differences.

For the vocabulary differences, as an American, I use the blue version except as noted below.
5- anywhere _____________anyplace - equally likely
6- luggage _____________baggage - more likely to use "luggage"
8- friend_____________buddy - unlikely to use "buddy"
9- wallet_____________billfold - I never "billfold"
10- taxi_____________cab - equally likely
18- autumn_____________fall - both
21- prison_____________jail - these are different things
27- film _____________movie - both
 

love-you-mom

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Thank you both.
 
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