Finding America

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Just as Britain and America don’t always agree on pronunciation, spelling, or even words themselves, they are sometimes just as at odds over semantics: that is... the meaning of words. And so, with that in mind, here are 5 words with completely different meanings in Britain and America.





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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