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11 April 2009

diferencess between UK & US English...

I believe many of us always confused between British English & American English...
in this topic...
I will list down some of sentence & word to show diferencess between UK & US English...

A few advise from my lecturer...
if you always used British English...
just stick on it...
same thing if you use American English...
basically people will understand even you'll guys speak/write in different english (UK or US)...


BRITISH_______________AMERICAN

- Specialise_____________- Specialize
- to take someone on_____- to hire someone
- in each team___________- on each team
- flexi - time_____________- flextime
- holiday________________- vacation
- if I work at weekend_____- if I work on weekend
- mobile phone___________- cellular phone
- the automotive__________- the automobile
- car park________________- parking lot
- the gatehouse___________- the guardhouse
- be on an industrial_______- be in industrial
- estate_________________- park
- greenfield site__________- undeveloped site
- motorway______________- freeway / expressway
- the stores______________- the supplies
- colour_________________- color
- fibres_________________- fibers
- steel works____________- steel mill
- spanner set____________- wrench set
- oblong - shaped_________- rectangular
- to take an inventory______- to take inventory
- to do a stock check_______- to take stock
- We hire in casual_________- We hire temporary
- catalogue_______________- catalog
- Managing Director________- Chief Executive Officer
- Transport Manager________- Transportation Manager


Managing Director and CEO is actually depends on the organisation structure..

a US-based MNC, might have both of the position..
Managing Director in the local sites, and CEO in the HQ..
so in term of reporting structure, the MD will reports to CEO...

so we could say that MD and CEo can be recognised in both British and American english...


another things...


BRITISH_______________AMERICAN

- colour________________ - color
- offence_______________ - offense
- defence_______________ - defense
- centre________________ - center
- biscuits_______________ - cookies

BRITISH------------------------AMERICAN

Semi-Detached House--------------Duplex
Flat (one storey) appartment-------------Apartment
Terrace (row of houses joined)----------------Town House
Chemist-------------------Drug Store / Druggist
Cafe / Caff (not 24 hrs)--------------Diner
Bungalow-------------------House (one story) Ranch House
Friend / Mate--------------Friend
Glue--------------Gum
Rubber-----------------Eraser
Open Day / Open Evening-------------Open House

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