We have previously looked at the differences between American English and British English, but today we are going to focus on something a little different. What are the differences between American English and Australian English? Let’s take a look!
|Parking lot||Car Park||This is a large area, usually in front of stores, where you can park your car.|
|Letter opener||Paper knife||This is a long knife-like object that is used to open mail.|
|Pot luck dinner||Bring a plate||This is a party where each guest brings a dish with them.|
|Gas Station||Service Station (Servo)||This is a place where people can put gas/petrol in their cars. In Australia, it is commonly referred to as a ‘servo.’|
|Sidewalk||Footpath||This is a dedicated area on the side of the road for pedestrians. It helps keep them away from traffic to avoid accidents.|
|Trash can||Garbage bin||As the names imply, this is a can/bin where you put all of the waste.|
Although American English is more widely heard and known from films and television, it is useful to familiarize yourself with other versions of English so you can understand a variety of accents and local expressions.
So, what’s your favourite version of English?