Super Agent Awesome is back with 27 more British and American English word differences.
Do you say lift or elevator? In this video we look at differences like ladybug/ladybird and flashlight/torch and say what we’d call them in British and American English.
Some of the other words we explore in this video include counterclockwise and anti-clockwise, Popsicle and lolly, pants, trousers, underwear, panties, knickers, diapers and nappies.
Aww, a ladybug. Make a wish!
I’d say ladybird.
But it’s not a bird, it’s a bug.
What is up? Super Agent Awesome here, back with another video. And I’m so glad to have you here, Vicki.
We are gonna learn about British and American words and how they are different.
Which way is that going round?
Yeah, and what about the other one?
You mean anti-clockwise.
Uh huh, I’d say a torch.
I thought a torch was like a firey stick.
Yes, I know what you mean. We call them torches as well.
Ok, what is that?
It’s called a popsicle.
And I’d call it a lolly.
Isn’t it like a lollipop?
Oh, we do call it a lollipop, as well.
Who’s that guy?
A crossing guard.
And I’d call him a lollipop man.
And what are these?
Um, it’s underwear?
And I’d call them pants.
These are ladies ones.
Knickers in British English.
And what are they?
These are trousers.
And we’d call it candyfloss.
It makes we want to have cotton candy. Oh, it’s a highway, expressway, or freeway.
We’d probably call it a motorway.
And when you have roads that go over another road?
It’s an overpass.
We’d call them a flyover.
They fly? Highway, expressway or freeway.
A can of beans.
And I’d say a tin of beans.
That’s aluminum foil.
We’d call it tin foil or aluminium foil. Notice that I said aluminium.
Huh. Can of beans.
Tin of beans.
Tin foil or aluminium foil.
Here’s another one, this is…
It’s called an eggplant.
And I’d call that an aubergine. I think it’s a French word. Here’s another one.
We call it a courgette.
Another French word?
Another French word.
We can call them elevators too, but often we say lifts.
OK, we can call them escalators too, but when I was growing up we always called them moving stairs.
That’s too literal.
What do you put inside your car?
We put petrol in our cars. One of these pedals makes it go faster.
It’s a gas pedal.
We’d call it the accelerator.
It’s a kiddie pool.
And I’d call it a paddling pool. And what’s he wearing?
He’s wearing a diaper.
And I’d call it a nappy.
A nappy? Isn’t like… Nappies are like … A nap is a short sleep.
So what are these things?
These are washcloths.
And I’d call them flannels. And what’s that.
We’d call it a socket.
Oh, it’s an eraser.
I’d call it a rubber.
What? Wash cloths.
Can you look at this part of the picture where the people can walk.
It’s a sidewalk.
To me it’s a pavement. And what’s this?
And I’d call it a zebra crossing.
Psst, she means a ze(zee)bra.
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