Bring or Take?

Ship being escorted out of Hobart, Tasmania's harbour by a pilot boat

Ship being escorted out of Hobart, Tasmania’s harbour by a pilot boat

As you know I was recently in Tasmania. We  were going on an excursion and I made the comment, “I will bring my camera with me.” I was told that was the wrong word to use and the proper word was ‘take’.  I should have said, “I will take my camera with me.”  This brought on a big debate on the proper word to use. I explained it must be a cultural thing. Since I am from Canada, perhaps we are strongly influenced by the American way of saying things even though we are also a Commonwealth country like Australia. To me,  Australians seem to have kept more of their Britishness than Canadians. Their accent and the terminology they use reminds me of what I heard when I went to Britain a few years ago. So I chalked it up to those differences.

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