Saturday, March 30, 2013

Australian verses American English

I've been having fun finding out the difference between Aussie terms and sayings, compared to the US. Can you add to my list?

Boot -Trunk
Bench space - Counter space

Lounge room - Living room
Ute - Pick up

Sealed - Paved
Trolley - Cart

Mobile - Cell (we all know this one) :)
I'm sure there are lots more. If I think of any I'll add to this list.

Adding to the list:

Gas-Fuel-Petrol

In knitting, US is bind off, and Au Cast off.
Footpath sidewalk

Tourist bus, trolley.

Barbeque- Bar B- Grill

Cot-crib-Bassinet

5 comments:

Sandy said...

I've been wracking my brains all day, Suz, and for the life of me I can't think of any more!

Have a Happy Easter. :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Sandy,
Thank you for trying. On face book we have been having a great discussion, and have found a few more. :)

Sandy said...

They use imperial measurement, we use metric. That's the best I can come up with! :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...
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Suzanne Brandyn said...

Thanks Sandy,
I think we have covered a lot of words that are used regularly that some people don't understand. lol.


Aussie slang is another subject. I think google would be loaded with answers. :)