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Divided by Common Language

Items in this category address differences between US English, British English and Canadian English. Other varieties of English may be referred to on occasion.

Divided by Common Language

Today’s post is all about the effect the Atlantic Ocean has on English. It’s not another of those exhaustive, leave-no-stone-unturned lists of English–American translations; it’s another of those exhausting, leave-no-pun-unused pieces about language mutation—I mean, evolution. Specifically, I’ll be addressing five differences that manifest themselves as polar opposites in either meaning or wording. The Problem […]

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