I'm acquainted with some of the differences between the U.S. English I speak, and other flavors of English. Wikipedia has a term, Commonwealth English, which I'll abbreviate CE. I know, for example, that holiday equals vacation, the loo equals the john, and toilet equals bathroom. But there must be lots of other terms and expressions of mine that will have a different meaning in CE than what I'm used to, that I don't realize. And vice versa.
How do ELU users deal with this? How do ELU habitués avoid inadvertently setting up barriers to understanding in their ELU posts?
I searched among the existing ELU tags and found ten questions labeled commonweath-english [sic].
-- Edit -- I apologize for noting being clear about the raison d'être of this question from the start. Personally, I enjoy the challenge of communicating with people whose English is a bit different from my own. My main other language is Spanish, and living in the U.S. is a fun place to speak it, what with so many different flavors of Spanish living in close proximity with each other, in an atmosphere of camaraderie, identification and mutual support.
This question was motivated by the mensch question. There is a substantial camp of ELU users in that thread that are bothered by the idea of a yiddishism like this being used on StackExchange, since it is apparently used primarily in the U.S. This made me wonder how SE users handle the problem in general.
Ideally, I'd like to hear from some users that felt strongly about the inappropriateness of using an apparent Americanism on SE. I'm now doubting whether that is likely to happen on Meta. Is there some way I could adapt my question to make it work on Academia, instead of Academia Meta?
I would ask that if you have an approach or a coping mechanism to contribute, please put it in the form of an Answer (rather than a Comment), so that it can be up or downvoted.
I'm looking for answers that focus on positive coping mechanisms, not on finding a better way of classifying the major varieties of English spoken in different parts of the world. (That would be a different question, and one which someone else is welcome to pose!)