"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."
Mathilde Blind, April Rain
A Frenchman was speaking very good English, but gave the game away by referring to the lift as an elevator. He had spent time in the US.
This is a very interesting article on how in fact many words and expressions that we assume to be British or American English are in fact the other way round. And apparently the Americans are finding it fashionable to include the 'u' in words like colour!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/10/english-language-british-american-book?CMP=fb_gu
There is a fun quiz too, testing you on your knowledge (guesses in my case). My result I'm ashamed to say, was 'poppycock.' How did you do?