Finding America

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With the autumn upon us, what better time to take a look at the clothing terminology of Britain and America? Here are seven word differences on that very theme.

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. My husband (older generation 60ish) wears whitey tighties; however, our sons would not be caught dead in those. They wear only boxers.


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