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  • - Hi, we're Joel and Lia.

  • - And today's video is British versus

  • Canadian versus American english words.

  • - Yeah! - Yeah!

  • (quirky music)

  • So, lots of our followers are American.

  • But we also get messages from a few Canadians that are like,

  • please can you include us?

  • (laughing)

  • So, that's kinda where the idea for this video came from.

  • - Yeah, so we're gonna try to keep doing this.

  • We want to branch out and include Canada more and Australia.

  • We want to include everyone.

  • - It's like when someone's kid is left out.

  • We just want to include everyone.

  • - We just want to include

  • everyone. - Everyone.

  • - We're bombarded with American culture here in the UK.

  • So that's why we know, sort of more about it.

  • Where as, these other places,

  • we don't really hear about Canada.

  • - No one chats about Canada.

  • - Which is a travesty.

  • - Isn't it, we're really sorry.

  • - Yeah, we're sorry, so we're gonna talk about Canada today.

  • - And we're gonna celebrate Canada.

  • - Yeah, woo hoo!

  • - If Canada was a child, we'd be like this is our kid.

  • - Yeah.

  • (laughing)

  • - Right, what's the first word?

  • - So the first word is the word toilet.

  • - Ugh, do you know, I hate that word.

  • Can I just say, as an aside, I remember once

  • I was with someone's very posh mom

  • and I said "Where's the toilet?"

  • and she was like, "Don't you every call it

  • "a toilet ever again, it's a loo."

  • - It's a loo.

  • - And, I've never said the word

  • toilet since and that was in 2011.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Anyway, toilet.

  • - So Brits will say toilet or loo,

  • but that's what we tend to say when we want to go

  • to the loo! - To the loo!

  • (laughing)

  • - So, that's the word for the loo.

  • So, yeah, you've got the British one,

  • toilet or loo, and the American, you've got

  • - Bathroom or restroom.

  • - Bathroom or restroom.

  • And then, Canadians call it

  • washroom! - Washroom!

  • Which I think is really, - I'm gonna wash in there!

  • - Which again is even more weird, I think, than bathroom.

  • - Or restroom.

  • - When Americans say bathroom or restroom,

  • because, it's like, if you're going

  • for a wee, you're not washing.

  • I mean, you'll wash your hands.

  • - Yeah, you'll wash your hands after.

  • - Maybe that's why.

  • - [Both] The washroom.

  • - It's like I'm just washing my hands.

  • - And when you pee in the loo and you flush it

  • it washes it away, so maybe it does make sense.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Right, so, there are a couple of words

  • that Americans don't have a different thing.

  • They either side with Canada or they side with the UK.

  • On this one they side with Canada.

  • We call that stripey thing to cross

  • the road we call that a

  • zebra crossing. - Zebra Crossing.

  • I love a good zebra.

  • - Americans and Canadians call it a crosswalk.

  • - Oh, is that what it is?

  • - Yeah!

  • - Oh, it's a crosswalk!

  • - It's a crosswalk.

  • - Oh, okay.

  • - Yeah no the zeb, I'm all for the zebra crossing.

  • - And I heard a Canadian talk about this

  • and Americans will probably feel the same.

  • They're like, not only is zebra

  • crossing weird because you think

  • of the animal and it's not what we call it,

  • but you call it zeb-ra, not zee-bra.

  • - Oh!

  • (laughing)

  • Zebra, they're like what on earth are you on about?

  • - Yeah, what is a zebra?

  • - Zebra crossing.

  • - But I really like zebra.

  • - I love a good zebra crossing.

  • - If someone says zee-bra to me,

  • it just triggers me, I don't know why.

  • - Aww, do you get triggered?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Aww, Joel, zee-bra.

  • - Zee-bra.

  • - Do they say the letter "zed" in the alphabet Z?

  • - Zee, I think that could be why.

  • - A, B, C ... (mumbles through alphabet) X, Y, Z.

  • - Yeah, they say X, Y, Zee and we say X, Y, Zed.

  • - I love how I had to do the whole alphabet

  • - [Both] (mumble alphabet)

  • (laughing)

  • I forgot the alphabet as well.

  • I was like, they're gonna know.

  • Okay, so let us move on to the next one.

  • The next one is clothing.

  • Do we call it footwear?

  • - Footwear, yeah.

  • - So, in the UK we would call the

  • shoes that you workout in trainers.

  • So, Joel loves trainers.

  • - Love trainers.

  • - Joel has got more trainers than anyone I know.

  • And, as he gets more successful (laughs),

  • - It's getting worse!

  • - he just keeps buying trainers.

  • (laughing)

  • He's getting ridiculous!

  • - I've said to my family all the way along,

  • I was like, I think that's going to be my thing.

  • My thing is trainers.

  • - Yeah you love your trainers. - I love trainers.

  • - If you could maybe wear, this is too extreme.

  • If you one day, could wear different

  • trainers every day, would you?

  • - Oh yeah.

  • - Oh wow.

  • - Yeah.

  • - But then what happens, do you give them away after?

  • - Yeah. I'd give them away.

  • - You've worn them, then you're like,

  • oh they're a bit dirty, they go to charity.

  • - But then the thing is, I get really attached to things.

  • So, I will wear them and wear them

  • and wear them and wear them and wear them, so.

  • - Okay.

  • - I would like lots of trainers,

  • - Yeah.

  • - but I wouldn't just dispose of them

  • after using them once, because

  • if I like them, then I like them

  • and I would want to wear them. - And, you're attached.

  • Okay, that's interesting.

  • - Yeah.

  • - You'll be like, oh, I miss Monday.

  • - Yeah, I miss Monday's trainers.

  • (laughing)

  • - Okay.

  • - Anyway.

  • - Anyway.

  • This is what you get with Joel and Lia

  • videos by the way, you get a bit of

  • informative stuff, then you get tangents.

  • So if that's what you're into, then subscribe.

  • If that's not what you're into then, shh.

  • - Oh they'll be some triggered

  • people that aren't subscribed.

  • They'll be like, "You two waffle too much."

  • I'm like, "That's what this channels' about."

  • - That's what it's about.

  • - It's all about waffle.

  • Someone called us we should be called Being Stupid.

  • (laughing)

  • - That's amazing.

  • I screenshot it.

  • I shared it on our Instagram pages that this is amazing.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Being Stupid, dot dot, Joel and Lia.

  • (hysterical laughing)

  • - We should rebrand as that.

  • - We should, Being Stupid.

  • - Anyway, so we've touched on it.

  • We say trainers, Americans say sneakers.

  • So what do Canadians say?

  • - Runners.

  • - Runners

  • - Runners, yeah, so it's runners.

  • - That sounds Aussie to me.

  • - (Australian accent) Oh, I love my new runners.

  • - My new runners.

  • - Yeah, I was just in the park

  • last week and I was just, like,

  • looking at everyone else's runners

  • and I was getting, I don't know what.

  • - I wonder if Australians do say runners?

  • If you're Australian let us know

  • in the comments what you say.

  • Do you say trainers or do you say runners?

  • - Or sneakers?

  • - I bet they don't say sneakers.

  • - Yeah, but, just imagine Josh right now.

  • Josh is our Australian friend.

  • Imagine him saying, "Oh I like your..."

  • - Runners. - trainers.

  • He'd say trainers, no?

  • - I think he'd say runners.

  • - Really?

  • - I don't know.

  • (phone ringing)

  • He's probably out running.

  • - Yeah, probably.

  • - In his ... (phone answers)

  • - Hiya.

  • - Hi, Josh.

  • We've got a very quick question.

  • We're filming a video right now.

  • You're Australian.

  • What do you call the things you

  • put on your feet, casual things.

  • - No, for exercising?

  • - For exercise?

  • - [Josh] Oh, exercise?

  • - Yeah, what are they called?

  • - [Josh] I don't know, joggers, runners?

  • - Runners!

  • - [Josh] Sneakers, sneakers.

  • - Sneakers?

  • - Wait, what are runners?

  • What are runners?

  • - [Josh] That's how Americans say it.

  • - Is it?

  • - Well, that's just ruined our whole video.

  • (laughing)

  • - [Josh] I'm so confused.

  • - So, we call them trainers, we've

  • heard Americans call them sneakers.

  • And, apparently, Canadians call them runners,

  • but I that's an Aussie thing as well, is it?

  • - [Josh] I have no idea.

  • - Oh.

  • - [Josh] I'm a bad Australian.

  • - You're the worst Australian.

  • - Great, thanks a lot, Josh!

  • - Thanks a lot, Josh!

  • - (laughing) Thanks a lot.

  • Thanks to you our video is ruined (laughing).

  • Okay then, bye Josh!

  • - [Josh] Okay, bye.

  • - Bye!

  • - Thanks, Josh!

  • - I love it!

  • - Okay, bye!

  • - I love it when you end a phone call, "Okay then!"

  • - He must just be like, "What just happened?"

  • Anyway, Australians, I think that's confirmation

  • that they call them joggers or runners,

  • but joggers to us means sweatpants.

  • - Yeah, jogging bottoms.

  • - Jogging bottoms.

  • - I wear my jogging bottoms.

  • (laughing)

  • Okay, moving on because we've got so many to get through.

  • - I know