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Why is the site now in American and not in English?

Linz, Austria
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Why is the site now in American and not in English?

I haven't the foggiest idea what a stroller is and why is it asking about rest rooms instead of toilets?? Only Americans have rest room. The rest of the world has toilets.

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Berkshire, United...
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for Prague, Bohemia
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1. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

And most of us have push chairs, still don't see what your complaint is about.

Sheffield, United...
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2. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

TA is a global site with contributions by users of various geographical forms of English . When I come across a term I'm not familiar with, I look it up. Just a few seconds to type "stroller" into a search engine solves a relatively uncommon communication issue.

scoodly

Tucson, Arizona
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3. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

The home of TripAdvisor is in Massachusetts USA, therefore it is an American global site.

Why should there be any issue with their use of "rest rooms"?

Phoenix, Arizona
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4. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

There have been several threads on the HUMTAB Forum, requesting UK English separation, with UK wording, spelling, etc.

So far, TA has not implemented such a change.

As one, who spends a great deal of time in the UK, and also time on the England/London Forum, I still have to look up some terms, from time to time, and especially those, which I see as being rather colloquial in nature, and use.

Just the way it is.

Heck, I confuse my USA compatriots, every now and then, when “hire car,” “car park,” “lift,” etc, sneak into my conversation.

Good luck,

Hunt, and maybe just embrace the colours of the day?

Washington State
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for Yosemite National Park
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5. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

>>Why is the site now in American (English) and not in (British) English?<<

Have you changed your Account Info? Mine is set to USD and the American flag / United States. What is on your Account Info page? (You can find this on the full TripAdvisor website by selecting the drop-down menu under your name in the upper right corner.)

Cabarete, Dominican...
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6. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

The choice of language and currency is at the bottom of every TripAdvisor page. There's no special setting on Account Info that I'm aware of, PacificNWFamily--aside from the same on the lower right corner of every page.

Lancashire, United...
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7. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

The last time I looked Americans spoke English lol. Buggies, strollers, pushchairs. We have them all in the UK.

Wigan, United...
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8. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

You think TA has a problem

As I travel around the UK I find various names for a simple bread roll,.

Bap, barm cake, stottie cake , roll , t cake, bun

I am sure the German language has similar problems

Dublin, California
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9. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

Changing the language on TA will not solve this issue, Maybe "behavior" will be spelled "behaviour", but terminology will not change. If someone asked about how big the boot is, TA will not automatically change it to trunk.

And please don't get the Aussies involved in this thread.

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10. Re: Why is the site now in American and not in English?

I usually use American English ("American" is not a language) in my reviews and most forums (apart from UK forums) simply because Americans seem to be in the majority on TA. I do this despite the fact that in my country we use British spellings (but not for the most part British terms).

To the OP I would say "don't get your knickers in a twist" but for the sake of Americans here I will say "don't get your panties in a bunch." Really, I think we can all adapt.

Edited: 14 October 2017, 21:23
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