US Election 2020: Do you need a TikTok hype house to win the White House?

US Elections 2020 and American English

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UNDERSTANDING US ELECTIONS 2020

Do you need a TikTok hype house to win the White House?
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UNDERSTANDING US ELECTIONS VOCABULARY

V - Voter Turnout

US Elections Vocabulary - Voter Turnout

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AMERICAN ENGLISH AND BRITISH ENGLISH VOCABULARY DIFFERENCES

American English vs British English - clothes vocabulary

Pants Vs Trousers

In American English if you wanted to talk about someone's trousers (British English) - the things you wear to cover your legs - you could compliment them on their pants. But, in British English, if you said that you liked someone's pants you would be saying that you like their underwear (underpants, knickers, y-fronts, boxers etc.). 

Quiz

To talk about clothing that covers a person's legs, you say <........> in American English and <.......> in British English.

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Pants comes from the French word 'pantaloon' - a type of tight-fitting garment that was briefly at the height of French fashion.

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In British English slang you can say something is pants if you think it is poor quality.

Quiz answer

To talk about clothing that covers a person's legs you would say pants in American English and trousers in British English.

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AMERICAN ENGLISH AND BRITISH ENGLISH SPELLING DIFFERENCES

'our' and 'or' words

Words which end in 'our' in British English usually end with an 'or' in American English. But beware, there are some exepctions.

American English vs British English - words that end in &#39;our&#39; 

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'er' and 're' words

Words which end in 're' in British English usually end with an 'er' in American English. 

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PHRASES FROM THE US ELECTIONS 2020

Joe Biden Said

On the first televised debate, Joe Biden said 'Will you shut up, man?'

Joe Biden Said: Will you shut up, man?

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Donald Trump Said

On the first televised election debate, Donald Trump said: 'Proud Boys - stand back and stand by'

Trending words: stand by - find out about this phrase which was used by Donald Trump

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