News

Why do Americans say ‘fall’ over ‘autumn’

to connectVideoDrone catch the incredible fall foliage in Utah

Raw video: Justin McFarland of the full spectrum of autumn colours on display at Snowbasin ski resort in Ogden Valley, Utah, usa.

This is the season of pumpkin, spice and everything goes by two names: fall and autumn. Despite the fact that both refer to the same season, as the Americans say “fall” more than “autumn,” ” this is the reason why.

“Fall” and “autumn” were both commonly known as “the harvest,” said Dictionary.com. The “harvest” from the technical point of view, the earliest name for this season. However, the term is a bit confusing, because it refers to the period of time that people are likely to reap the real harvest of the crop.

“The fall” is a word that dates back to the late 1300’s, it became popular as an alternative. Regardless of the term used, these are the strange ways the world will change during the season.

“Fall” and “autumn” were both commonly known as “the harvest,” said Dictionary.com. The “harvest” from the technical point of view, the earliest name for this season.
(iStock)

How did the fall come into the picture?

The word “shall” probably comes from “the fall of the leaf” or “fall of the leaves, the phrases of poets, was, according to Merriam-Webster. Not for a long time, people shortened the phrase to “fall” in the 1600’s.

In the end, the british empire before it, the actual degree of independence of the United States of america. The time, the distance and freedom that have contributed to the differences in the English spoken in the usa and the Uk. This is the reason why there are about 10 different words with very different meanings in England and the united states.

So, why is it that the Americans generally fall, instead of autumn?

The word “shall” probably comes from “the fall of the leaf” or “fall of the leaves, the phrases of poets, was, according to Merriam-Webster. Not for a long time, people shortened the phrase to “fall” in the 1600’s.
(iStock)

Despite the fact that both fall and autumn, it is coming out of the Uk, autumn was the most popular name for a long period of time. Both have had their ups and downs in its popularity. It wasn’t until the 1800s that American-English and British-English, and took official positions on these words: it is the word of choice in the US, and in the autumn in the Uk.

It is still unclear as to why the united states is so strong, to fall. Some people are speculating this has something to do with daylight savings time, so “spring ahead, fall forward.”

It is still unclear as to why the united states is so strong, to fall. Some people are speculating this has something to do with daylight savings time, so “spring ahead, fall forward.”
(Ap)

What we do know, however, is the reason why Americans say “soccer” instead of “football.”

This story was originally published by Reader’s Digest.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular