Finding America

Me and Tarah

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It turns out there are literally hundreds of obscure word differences between Britain and the United States. And in some cases, you just might have to spend a little time immersed in the other's culture, as I have, to discover them. Here are 5 British-American word differences I didn't know until I moved to the United States.

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.

1 comment:

  1. I grew up knowing about Tea towels because they were embroidered by family members for presents and my grandma would crochet around the edges. In my now adult years, a tea towel is thinner than a dish towel and usually we only use it to clean our glasses with them because they are usually 100% cotton. A dish towel is usually a cotton blend and Terry cloth. I do love decorative tea towels.
    LaDonna from Coweta (Co-WE-ta, not Cow-ET-a), Oklahoma
    Would love to hear you try to figure out some of our town names!


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