I was wondering if transportation is chiefly an American English word. I rarely see it used outside of the U.S. Was it ever used in Britain or the Commonwealth? What about its use in Canada: Is "transport" or "transportation" preferred there?
Larry
I was wondering if transportation is chiefly an American English word. I rarely see it used outside of the U.S. Was it ever used in Britain or the Commonwealth? What about its use in Canada: Is "transport" or "transportation" preferred there?

In Britain "transportation" means deporting criminals to the colonies and plantations.
Transportation was usually to Australia, and usually for life.

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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I was wondering if transportation is chiefly an American English ... its use in Canada: Is "transport" or "transportation" preferred there?

In Britain "transportation" means deporting criminals to the colonies and plantations. Transportation was usually to Australia, and usually for life.

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Definitely a different meaning for sure. I would guess that meaning would come close though to someone sitting in traffic.
Larry
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In Britain "transportation" means deporting criminals to the colonies and plantations. Transportation was usually to Australia, and usually for life.

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Definitely a different meaning for sure. I would guess that meaning would come close though to someone sitting in traffic.

You may hear it in managerspeak, as a reference, say, to hiring a motorbike and rider to take the latest slick presentation to the CEO who is waiting to impress an important client.

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In Britain "transportation" means deporting criminals to the colonies and plantations. Transportation was usually to Australia, and usually for life.

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Definitely a different meaning for sure. I would guess that meaning would come close though to someone sitting in traffic.

In a hulk.
Just read "Great Expectations".

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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