Sunday, February 03, 2013

British vs. American English: Transport Terminology


British English (BrE)
American English (AmE)
Bonnet
Hood
Boot
Trunk
Bumper
Bumper, fender
Car
Car, automobile
Car park
Parking lot
Central reserve
Median
Crossroads
4-way stop
Curve
Bend
Dual carriage way
Divided highway/freeway
Gear stick
Shift stick
Give way
Yield
Hard shoulder
Shoulder
Indicator
Turn signal
Lorry/Truck
Truck
Motorway
Expressway/highway/interstate
One-way street
One way
Pavement
Sidewalk
Pedestrian crossing
Cross walk
Petrol cap
Gas cap
Petrol station
Gas station
Road junction
Intersection
Roundabout
Rotary/traffic circle/roundabout
Service station
Rest area/rest stop
Toll Road
Turnpike/Toll Highway
Traffic lights
Traffic lights, lights
Windscreen
Windshield

1 comment:

David Jones said...

I've only ever heard 'bend' used in the UK.

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