Oxford has produced a dictionary of North American English, and its second edition has over 250,000 entries. It’s called the “New Oxford American Dictionary.” It’s a dictionary that has definitions for American words.
Here’s my point in that: I attended a rugby game here tonight in Pretoria, South Africa. I was with Rylan, my fellow American teammate, as well as an Afrikaans friend. As we talked about each of our country’s beloved sports, I couldn’t help but notice the difference in our vocabulary. It took a sentence or two to describe what we meant; then we were square on our understanding of terms.
The problem was that he was speaking English. I was speaking American.
If you are from America, you don’t speak English. Let’s call it what it is.