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I think I've heard the word "junk" more in American media. Then, does the word "rubbish" is rather closer to British English?


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Yes, that's right! "Rubbish" is considered British English. However, I'd say American English uses "trash" as an alternative to "rubbish". The word "junk" is used in American and British English when referring to unwanted items. Ex: There's so much junk in your room. You need to throw it out! Ex: Honey, did you take the trash out? => American English Ex: Honey, did you take the rubbish out? => British English

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