English Language - 1: American English
Updated: Feb 26, 2019
For one language, there are many accents, regarding the country they are spoken. For example, English isn’t spoken the same way in the Uk, the US, India, Australia... Even inside of these countries: in the different Uk countries or Us states it is actually not spoken the same.
Here is an example of the different meanings for same words between the US and the Uk, and as you'll see, it can create great misunderstandings...
Buns Butt Cake Rolls
Pants Pants (trousers) Underwear
Football American football Football
Knock up Make sby pregnant Call on
Spunk Bravery Semen
Gas Petrol No liquid or solid
Khaki Green (army fatigues) Light beige colour
Knickers Knickerbockers Women’s underwear
Lemonade Non-fizzy fruit drink Soda
Grass Herb Herb/Informant
Z Zee Zed
These differences are really important to understand when you have to translate a script to or from English, you have to consider which English you are facing or aiming to use.