Daily Vitamin: UK vs. US: MOBILE vs. CELL
22 / 05 / 2007
UK vs US

Good morning.

Today we will look at two more vocabulary words that are different in standard US and UK English.

Today's word is: Mobile phone

In standard US English, the expression cell phone is used instead of mobile phone.

Example 1:
Tony: George...can you lend me your mobile phone?
George: My what phone?
Tony: Your mobile phone...you know that phone you have without cables that allows you to call from just about anywhere in the world.
George: Oh...that...you mean my CELL phone.
Tony: I'm sorry George. I forgot you use a different term in Texas.

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