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Lexical Differences between AmE and AusE with cars by Ghoti657 Lexical Differences between AmE and AusE with cars by Ghoti657
Since moving to Australia I have noticed this. In my dialect of English (West Coast AmE) we distinguish between the place you put things in for a sedan vs a hatchback, wagon, SUV and/or van.

We call the one where there is an open space from the driver all the way back the 'way back' (as it is further back than the back).

Australians still call it a 'boot.' They seem to often know the AmE word for 'boot' in a sedan, the trunk, but then when I say 'I put it in the way back' when I drive a wagon they have no idea what I am talking about. 

I cannot yet bring myself to call either of them 'the boot,' but I guess I can try.
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:icondarkvikingmistress:
DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student Writer
You will have to try otherwise Australians will think you're a weirdo.
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:iconghoti657:
Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
'boot' sounds weirdo to me. 
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:icondarkvikingmistress:
DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student Writer
American accents sound weird to me but I dealt lol
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:iconghoti657:
Ghoti657 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:p
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