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Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia and Smitten by Britain. Having graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing, Laurence runs this blog, Lost In The Pond, charting the endless cultural and linguistic differences between Britain and The United States. 

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  1. It's difficult to write about pronunciations in a way that will make sense to both Brits and Americans. The US pronunciation of "pasta" may sound like "POSS-ta" to Americans, but it doesn't sound like that to Brits.

    PAHSS-ta might be a better way to represent it.

  2. I go back and forth on this one. With PAHSS-ta, I feel you have the same problem, only in reverse. Brits may think the American pronunciation sounds like PAHSS-ta, while the Americans hear POSS-ta.


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