What do you call this season Autumn or Fall?

What do you call this season Autumn or Fall?
The season with two names - some prefer to call it Fall as it is short and quick on one's tongue but autumn it is. I have a different story to tell and that is despite being there in the US during the Fall season I missed going to Boston where I was told one can see the best Fall display. I call it a display as there are atleast seven locations in Boston where one can spend time just admiring those trees bare one moment but laden with colourful leaves - a feast for the eyes,- sometime later. Each location has a different display that has a name. I searched the Net and found this link that showed me images of what I would have otherwise seen had I been there. It would be worthwhile opening this link and spending sometime looking at those images specially for those like me who never got the opportunity or get the opportunityto go to Boston. Wonder whether there are other locoations that could compete with Boston


Although those bare trees could make on sad but they are an indication that colour will soon follow.

There are quotes by famous writers on Fall and here is one:

“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.” ? Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

Those who live in the US or Canada what is your experience? Do you have trees in your vicinity or in your garden that give you display of colourful leaves bringing in Autumn or Fall?

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I call it both but I guess for the most part I refer to it as the Fall of the year. I live in an area where there are lots of Maple trees so there are so many brilliant colors this time of year. The yellow, oranges and the bright reds are breathtaking. My favorite is the red ones. They are so beautiful. A lot of people have family photos taken this time of year because they want to capture of beauty of the leaves and all the wonderful colors. It truly is the most beautiful time of year.
Posted by Sue on 10-12-2017
We were lucky to have experienced our first autumn in Seoul, South Korea last year. It was a sight to see. We were still in the bus coming from the airport and on our way to our hotel when we saw the trees in the streets with leaves of different colors. Truly it was the sign of autumn and it was awesome. You can imagine my excitement when we checked in the hotel and did our first stroll outside. So nice to have a selfie with those trees.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-12-2018
I tend to call it autumn time, It is a great time of year I think. Think its mainly called fall in the USA isn't it, not to sure. But everyone here in The UK call it autumn time.
Posted by moneybags82 on 10-12-2017
I think it called different by different countries that experience some of my friends in the UK says it the autumn period while those in the US says it the fall period but I have been wondering if this can be seen during summer or spring? don't really know.
Posted by lovely on 10-12-2017
I can call it autumn, because that's always my best interpretation when ever something leaves will fall to the ground. The only difference of it is the exact place, and time of falling leaves, because only that time when two categories will be defined, as fall or autumn. I think somehow it will call both autumn and fall, or they are the same at all. I always observed leaves always turns into red while the environment is semi cold and hot season.

Even so, those season always amaze me a lot, because when ever I wanted to look at it, specially in September of the month when leaves started to fall, or between winter and summer, I really love it. Also, the falling leaves amaze me anytime it will fall into my head while taking picture.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-12-2017
I call this season autumn or fall. That depends on which was the first word came to my mind. I hadn't thought which was the name that I used to call this season until now. Sometimes I said fall and other times I said autumn, but I think I use more the word fall because is easier to say and remember.
Posted by cubo on 10-12-2017
Both names sound good. And I wish not to change them. You can see that autumn and fall are sounding good. And they are used interchangeably depending on the place and the reason. So it is definitely good in that context. Also it can be seen that many magazines and the blogs are showing those seasons in their own light as well. I think that's something we can learn from as well.
Posted by overcast on 10-12-2017
I have called it fall my whole life and I guess that it does make sense to call a season in which things fall of "fall" doesn't it? It was also helpful when I was learning English because I associated the fall of leaves with the season too
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-12-2017
Wow, I even myself not really sure about it. Because I always believed it's autumn, and to the fact that, the fall is different thing. Maybe some people prefer to call when ever they wanted to call it. But, in many case people always differentiate such autumn and fall. I guess many people in different country always says that, the fall always common term to use.

Clearly, people will be always be the basis of every people's definition such as autumn and fall. But, I always heard as year-end fall, and I rarely heard it as autumn for the reason unknown to me. That's why I really wanted to know's everybody's opinion about it. I really love to see those falling leaves when ever it turns into red.
Posted by jaysolano12 on 10-12-2017
For me i think it is just the same meaning with the season autumn or fall maybe fall is like a short cut term for autumn and the proper way of expressing the season would be autumn. i never see this kind of season since that my country don't have this, i can only see it through movies.
Posted by tophew on 10-12-2017
I don't know if it's a midwestern thing or not, but I've only ever called this season "fall". I can't recall anyone ever calling autumn regularly around here. All of the colleges in my state refer to the "fall semester" as the semester that takes place from August to December as well.
Posted by TheArticulate on 10-12-2017
I call this season Fall. Autumn is a longer word, and not a necessary one. I think that in poems and things like that calling it Autumn might be the right thing to do, but otherwise I just call it Fall. I think this is one of the things that I can count on most people I know calling this season of the year. I just always call it Fall, and would never think of calling it Autumn.
Posted by kgord on 10-12-2017
There are only two seasons where I live and they are summer and winter. I would love to know how Autumn is different from those two seasons. The fall is referred as Autumn in my country. That's what we learnt at school. I was vacationing in Europe two years back during the Spring season. I think that Spring is the season that I prefer the most.
Posted by Pixie on 10-12-2017
I've always called it Fall when I'm talking with someone, and autumn in a more formal contest or when I'm writing online. Fall is short and easy to say, even for non native speakers, autumn sounds more specific when you're writing something. Anyway, I love this time of the year more than summer, mainly because you don't sweat as soon as you move.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-12-2017
gata montes
I have to admit that I'm not altogether sure - as not only do we not experience this season where I live - but its also not something that I've actually thought about until now.

However now that you've got me thinking about it - although I think I probably tend to use both words - depending on who I'm talking to - think it more likely - as to me " Fall " is a more apt description of this season - that I use the latter more often.

Either way - as I've noticed that it very much depends of which country someone comes from as to whether they refer to this season as Autumn or Fall - I don't think it really matters which word is used to describe this season - as realistically speaking - they both appear to mean one and the same thing - the time of year - when you get to see the magnificent displays of trees laden with striking jewel colored foliage - with colors ranging from all shades of orange to reddish purple, crimson, wine red, claret and even yellow.
Posted by gata montes on 10-12-2017
I am not sure, haha. I guess I do use both. For example, if I'm talking about the season and I'd like to use the word "autumn" multiple times, I simply sometimes change it to fall and vice versa. That's to avoid repetition. Otherwise, I just use whichever word first comes to my mind. I don't have any personal preference since they literally mean the same. But it is interesting that only autumn/fall has two names.
Posted by Mehano on 10-12-2017
I'm sure everyone in the United Kingdom calls it Autumn. Fall tends to be a much more American/Canadian term. Fall seems like such an uncreative word that someone came up with to call this season. I feel like they just saw a leaf or something fall from the trees and decided to call the Season "Fall" because of that. I like the word Autumn especially since I have grown up getting used to that word.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-12-2017
Before it was autumn and fall, it was harvest. Taking the vocabulary of Old English as a starting point, both Fall and Autumn as names for the season between summer and winter are late-comers. This use most likely developed from the Middle English expression “fall of the leaf.”
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-12-2017
We always called it autumn, we did not call fall. During this season, flowers like marigold and nut flowers bloomed, rice crop becomes golden, mustard plants bear yellow flowers. Autum is lively with so many colors. I never saw leaves falling in the fall, for me autumn is the name.
Posted by vinaya on 10-12-2017
It's definitely called by different names as ones country differ. For instance, in my part of the world, we don't have any season called winter, summer, autumn or fall.

The seasons of the year that we have here in Nigeria are; raining season, dry season and harmarttan season. I have reason that these our seasons here is directly related to those of the United States of America and United Kingdom respectively.
Posted by Heatman on 10-12-2017
I call it both. Depends if I feel poetic or lazy to be frank. Generally it's mostly fall but if I want to really feel good about the season, then autumn it is. Back home it's always green so it's hard to make the distinction versus other parts of the nation. East Coast you definitely can see the riot of color as leaves change and currently where I'm at, you know it's the change of seasons when there's crop dust everywhere and you're getting hay fever 2.0 of utter misery. I love the season in general, just not here haha. Miss it back home though, it gets overcast and drizzly and people bust out their coats and grab hot chocolate or coffee.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-12-2017
I think I am using both terms, anyway this moment of the year is special, is a change of our surroundings and is really nice to notice it. Yellow leafs, most of the fruits are just good to eat, the temperature is great because is in the middle not too hot but not too cold, the only disadvantage is that are too many rainy days.
Posted by wallet on 10-12-2017
I don't have a preference in the way I call it, it all depends on what's the first word that comes to my brain. Sometimes I call it fall, sometimes autumn, at the end is the same thing, so for me, it doesn't really matter.
Posted by felabruno on 10-13-2017
I call them fall, and that's what I have I use to know them for almost my whole live and twenty something years of existence and I think that's what most people here call them, because of the falls it comes with, so I don't think they is any problem in calling them falls. Any one you call them, it is cool though. It's all about preference and choice.
Posted by Authord on 10-24-2017
From what I know, autumn is the official name of the season that comes before winter and comes after summer. And since it is the time when the trees shed off their leaves hence it is also called fall for those falling leaves. People love summer because they can go swimming in the beach. But I love the autumn that I had experienced last year in South Korea. I didn’t know that it is a very colorful time of the year because the leaves turn orange, yellow, red and maybe some other colors. I had a grand time taking selfies among the small trees to capture the colorful leaves.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-23-2018
We've never experience autumn/fall here in my country. I think it doesn't matter what you would like to call this season since they're both correct. What I'm pretty sure is that it will give a hard time to those cleaners of the trees when the autumn/fall comes. :D
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-30-2018