Monday, April 01, 2013

British vs. American English: General Parenting Terminology


British English (BrE)
American English (AmE)
Cot
Crib
Dad/Daddy
Dad/Daddy/Papa
Dummy
Pacifier
Little or younger brother
Little or younger brother/Kid brother
Little or younger sister
Little or younger sister/Kid sister
Mum/Mummy/Mam
Mom/Mommy/Mama
Nappy
Diaper
Parents
Parents/Folks
Playgroup
Daycare
Pushchair
Stroller
Rucksack
Knapsack/Backpack

This ongoing list was compiled by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share his articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

1 comment:

Kaley [Y Mucho Más] said...

Dummy is a new one on me!

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