4 Little-Known Differences Between British and American English

Most of us know about the big differences, such as Americans spelling “color” without a U and the British spelling “colour” with a U, but these were differences I didn’t know about before I visited the UK.

1. ’RV Park’ Versus ‘Caravan’

First, I noticed that what I’d call an “RV park” was called a “caravan park” in England. “Caravan” sounds much more romantic to me than “RV,” which stands for “recreational vehicle.” A caravan sounds like something merchants would use to deliver spices or nobles would use to travel the countryside, whereas “recreational vehicle” sounds like a term a government office would have made up to classify the kind of license plate you need. “Caravan” is the much older word.  See More . . . 


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