English teacher reveals the VERY different slang words used in Britain, America and Australia - including 'doona' for duvet and 'bottle-o' for off-licence

An English teacher has shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Australian slang.
YouTuber Lucy Earl, 25, from Hertfordshire, vlogs under the name 'English With Lucy', which has amassed 4 million subscribers since January 2016.
With the help of Australian blogger Emma and American YouTuber Vanessa, Lucy has released a guide, which shows how the same words can have very different meanings across UK, US and Australia. 
Some of the words proved more confusing than others, such as the British word for 'crisps' which is the same as the American word 'chips' while Australians use the word 'chips' to describe both potato chips and hot chips. 


Different words and vocabulary in the UK, US and Australia 

British English 
Crisps 
Chips
 Biscuits
 Lorry
 Fringe
Swimming costume 
The woods 
Toilet or bathroom 
Flat 
The shops 
Duvet 
Peppers 
Wellies 
Flip flops 
Petrol station 
Off licence
Trousers 
Pavement 
Motorway 
Wife beater or vest 


Others include words which are different in each language, for example the British word 'duvet' is 'dooner' in Australia, and 'comforter' in American English. 

Lucy explains that pronunciation and vocabulary are different in English, because it is not always a phonetic language, encouraging her viewers to read books in their native language while listening to them in English. 
'We may all speak the same language', says Lucy, 'but we speak with different accents and different vocabulary, so this video is perfect for improving your vocabulary. 
'English Isn't a strictly phonetic language the way a word is written in English may not give you an indication at all as to how it's pronounced in english.'
YouTuber Lucy Earl (left), 25, from Hertfordshire, who vlogs under the name English With Lucy shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Australian slang and vocabulary with the help of vloggers Emma (middle) and Vanessa (right). The British word 'duvet' is 'dooner' in Australia and 'comforter' in American English
YouTuber Lucy Earl (left), 25, from Hertfordshire, who vlogs under the name English With Lucy shared a useful guide revealing the difference between British, American and Australian slang and vocabulary with the help of vloggers Emma (middle) and Vanessa (right). The British word 'duvet' is 'dooner' in Australia and 'comforter' in American English
Meanwhile the Brits say 'toilet' or 'bathroom', while in America the correct term is 'restroom'.
And, confusingly, the British word flip-flop means 'thong' in Australia, while a thong is underwear in America. 
Elsewhere the British word 'off-licence' is Bottle shop or bottle-o in Australia, and ABC store in America.
And while we may wear 'wellies' to festivals in Britain, in Australia the term is 'gumboots'  and in America the term 'rain boots' is used.
 Australian English
Chips 
Hot chips 
Biscuits 
Truck 
Fringe 
Togs or swimmers  
Forest 
Bathroom 
Apartment 
Supermarket 
Doona 
Capsicums 
Gumboots 
Thongs 
Petrol station 
 Bottle shop or bottle-o
Pants 
Footpath 
Highway Freeway 
Singlet  
American  English
 Chips
French Fries 
Cookie 
 Tractor Trailer
 Bangs
Swimsuit or bathing suit
Forest
Restroom or bathroom
Apartment
 Grocery store
Comforter
Bell peppers
Rain boots 
Flip flops 
Gas station 
ABC store 
Pants 
Sidewalk 
Highway Interstate 
Wife beater 


English teacher reveals the VERY different slang words used in Britain, America and Australia - including 'doona' for duvet and 'bottle-o' for off-licence English teacher reveals the VERY different slang words used in Britain, America and Australia - including 'doona' for duvet and 'bottle-o' for off-licence Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:30 Rating: 5

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