What are the example of American English and British English?
American and British Vocabulary and Word Choice
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Can you think of more examples of the differences between American and British English?
The most noticeable difference between American and British English is vocabulary. There are hundreds of everyday words that are different. For example, Brits call the front of a car the bonnet, while Americans call it the hood. Americans go on vacation, while Brits go on holidays, or hols.
What is the British word for Guy?
Bloke. This widely used British slang terms is not only common in the United Kingdom, but also in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. The American equivalent of “bloke” would be “guy” or “dude”, which is simply another word for “man”.
How do American and British English differ from each other in their pronunciation?
British English and American sound noticeably different. The most obvious difference is the way the letter r is pronounced. In British English, when r comes after a vowel in the same syllable (as in car, hard, or market), the r is not pronounced. In American English the r is pronounced.
Why did America drop the U in colour?
He dropped the letter u from words like colour and honour – which had developed from the French influence in England – to make them color and honor instead. He did the same to words ending in -ise to make them -ize, because he thought American English spelling should reflect the way it was said.
Is dude American or British?
Dude is American slang for an individual, typically male. From the 1870s to the 1960s, dude primarily meant a male person who dressed in an extremely fashionable manner (a dandy) or a conspicuous citified person who was visiting a rural location, a “city slicker”.
What is bloke in American English?
bloke in American English (blouk) noun. chiefly Brit informal. man; fellow; guy.
What do the British call a shower?
And there is also a small sink in the loo, so we can brush our teeth there if we want. Footnote: Take a bath is American English. In British English we have a bath / shower.