My question is about this clip of Jimmy Kimmel Live. At 0:23, Tom Holland says:
You know, you know when you revise for an exam and you feel like you crushed it, but the longer you wait for the results, the more you think you kind of...ruined it.
And Robert Downey Jr. interrupts:
He's British, by the way. He means a test or a...
And Tom corrects:
A test or something.
To which Jimmy says:
Thank God you brought your translator.
And Tom agrees:
Moreover, at 1:16, Robert even made a joke about "exam" being British English in this sense, when he said:
And so they brought in all the finalists for the exam.
Now, I'm thinking, wait a minute. Don't Americans use the term "exam" (or examination) as a "test to show a person's progress, knowledge, or ability" as in "final exam"?
If so, where did they (Robert and Jimmy) get this idea that "exam" in this sense is British English, and that you should use "test" in American English?