Finding America

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In honor of the fact that today is Memorial Day in the United States, here are 7 British and/or American English words that were coined during World War I. For more Distant Words videos, check out the playlist here.

Laurence Brown is a British writer and YouTuber who somehow convinced the city of Chicago to let him in. He is an English Language graduate from Lancaster University and a passionate word etymologist, with a particular interest in British and American neologisms. Since moving to the United States, he has become increasingly curious about Britain's historical influence on American culture and about America in general.

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