Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why Brits Should Be Okay with the American Use of "Pants" | Distant Words

After reading Buzzfeed's article, 21 Things British People Hate About Americans, I sought to add a little history to one of the "Americanisms" that emerged from the article: "pants." Here is a historic look at why Brits should stop poking fun at the American use of "pants."




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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