Saturday, March 30, 2013

Australian English

There are some Australian English which are called differently in American English.

I remember my sister who had a vacation here sometimes had a hard time differentiating words for we call some things in different way. Here are just some:

Here's a comparison:

AUS - AMERICAN

petrol ... gas
rubber ... eraser
lavatory, toilet ... washroom, restroom
biscuit ... cookie, cracker
paw paw ... papaya
capsicum ... bell pepper
tomato sauce ... catsup, ketchup
rubbish bin ... garbage can
footpath ... sidewalk
lounge ... sofa
wardrobe ... cupboard
dresser, dressing table ... sideboard
cutlery ... flatware
knives ... cutlery
freezer ... freezer, icebox
kitchen bench ... kitchen counter
jumper, pullover ... sweater
singlet ... tank top, athletic shirt
nappy ... diaper
sanitary towels ... sanitary napkins
hair pins ... bobby pins

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