Question: What is a phone called in England?

6 Answers. In the UK, we use mobile and/or phone, and perhaps even mobi/moby (though Ive never seen it written that way outside text messages. In the US, Ive heard of cellular phone/cell phone/cell, and in Germany they call them handies (which still makes me chuckle for no good reason).

What is British slang for telephone?

Dog and bone, phone! Finn: It does, in some parts of the UK youll hear it used in the same way as the phrase: on the phone So, youll hear: on the dog.

Do British people call phones mobiles?

In the UK we call them mobile phones, in the US cellphones.

Why do Americans say mobile?

—Americans pronounce the noun mobile to rhyme with toe-heel (MOH-beel). Its progenitor, Mobilgas, was founded in the 1920s; Americans were already pronouncing mobile to rhyme with noble. So, when did those wretched Americans start mispronouncing mobile? They didnt.

Are trucks American or British?

In the lorry vs truck debate, each word has its own story, but why is lorry only used in the British vocabulary? The truth is, a lorry in American English is a truck. The British lorry is almost the same as the American truck, and the two words have morphed into synonyms of each other.

Is mobile phone American or British?

In British English they are called mobile phones; in American English they are called cell phones.

Why do Americans say truck?

The truth is, a lorry in American English is a truck. The reason the British say lorry and Americans say truck, is because each word is part of their terminology. Since the early 20th century, lorry and truck have both described the HGVs that are essential to our society.

Is garbage American or British?

In British English, rubbish is the usual word. Garbage and trash are sometimes used in British English, but only informally and metaphorically.

Is toilet American or British?

British English Vs. American English: Bathroom TerminologyBritish English (BrE)American English (AmE)Shower hatShower capTapTap/faucetToilet/bog/looToilet/commode/the JohnToilets/looBathroom/restroom2 more rows•Jul 8, 2013

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