Discussion in 'The Pub' started by shane88, Jan 30, 2015.
why do Americans call petrol gas?
think I might start using this term as it has 1 less syllable
We call gasoline gas and diesel fuel diesel. aren't the vast majority of vehicles in the UK diesel? also do you call both diesel and gasoline petrol?
It's short for gasoline.
But around here it's spelled GAS.
because that's what it is. duh.
Gotta say that this snarky remark kinda crap has turned me off this site.
Bicker at will...
yes, us Canadians call it gas too, eh....
I sincerely apologize if I've offended you.
Gasoline, therefore gas, is more accurate. Petrol would be short for petroleum, right? Petroleum is refined into products: heating oil, diesel, and gasoline (gas) among other things.
you didn't offend me