Saturday 2 July 2011

Americanisms III

More panic about picking up Americanisms. The shame! More painful than root canal! (I don't think.)

Aaarrrgh! It's not "cement"! It's concrete! This is a British newspaper and, so far as I know, we have not yet been officially subsumed into the USA so please use the correct English terms. Thank you. Guardian comment

Must we copy everything the Americans do? I regret to report that today I heard somebody from Manchester use the word “can” for “toilet”. It’s almost as painful as going round saying “Wassup”. Carol Midgley Times July 2, 2011

More at Americanisms and Americanisms II.

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