It stands for American English VS British English, something I am learning now. (literally, m writing when my lecturer is lecturing)
What's shocking is that we are so much integrated that it is quite hard to differentiate between the both.
I myself am facing problems with the both, which is very confusing...
Just to name a few:
Chips Vs French Fries
I thought chips=potato chips, thin sliced and crunchy, but it is actually French Fries in AmE!
Come to think of it, now I understand the concept of Fish and Chips.
Take Vs Have
Take a bath, have a bath; which is correct?
Both! Take a bath is the American way of speaking whereas have is the British way.
They are taken to hospital.
They are taken to the hospital
Yes it is confusing, but actually, the second one is AmE.
Oiy, remembering the essays I corrected before this, I feel bad.
Give it me/Give it to me
Another classic example of BrE and AmE
Somehow, the British delete 'to', which sounds weird to me, it sounds like baby talk.
Has he brought them you?
Political, distinctiveness and culture.
For me, I think it's because there is no single standardization since a long time ago.
Even if they do have them, it's internal, only among BrE or AmE themselves.
So to say,
English is hard.