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    Default The Britishisation of American English

    Interesting article from the BBC website: BBC News - Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English

    I'm not sure if the website is accessible outside the UK, so apologies if you can't see the article. I imagine a Google search for my thread title might bring up something in your area.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: The Britishisation of American English

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Interesting article from the BBC website: BBC News - Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English

    I'm not sure if the website is accessible outside the UK, so apologies if you can't see the article. I imagine a Google search for my thread title might bring up something in your area.
    The spike in three of the graphs around 1980 is amazing. I wonder what caused that!

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    Default Re: The Britishisation of American English

    It would be interesting to see other variants and the Americanisation graphs to compare.

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    Default Re: The Britishisation of American English

    That article is spot on.

    As one expert says in that article, Americans are not upset by the number of Britishisms, for many Americans consider

    British people to be very "posh."

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    Default Re: The Britishisation of American English

    That's weird - I wrote about this article on that day on my blog!
    London English Classes: The Britishisation of American English

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