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Britishisation of American English

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:34 am
by kitchenwonder
I just read this interesting article. Christopher Foyle has some responsibility for this, I am sure. :foylekiss:

Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English
By Cordelia Hebblethwaite
BBC News, Washington DC
27 September 2012

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19670686

Re: Britishisation of American English

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:52 pm
by jewell
Very interesting!

Thanks for posting.

J

Re: Britishisation of American English

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:20 pm
by Sunshine
Some words were used long ago. I watch the 1970s show "Emergency," about the beginning of the paramedic program in Los Angeles, and the fire captain sometimes used the word"twit." Love hearing that! :D

Re: Britishisation of American English

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:39 pm
by kitchentease
"English as she is spoke" :lol: I was surprised at some of the words tagged as Britishisms - trendy, metrosexual - really? Thanks for sharing, Kitchenwonder.