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The Differences Between British and American English

I suspect that most Americans will be familiar with both terms, thanks to the prevalence of British television in the United States (thank you, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey).

But, British visitors, you may want to study this list attributed to Quantum Pirate. Asking for a bunglespleen at the grocery store could lead to confusion in the States.

Reader challenge: in the comments, construct a sentence using all of the British terms listed.

-via Dr. Paul Coxon


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Autumn approached as the Postlord walked the footroad past some children eating Rupert’s fingers, Roundellos and salty harrumph’s while playing the battle of gridlington; the Postlord thought of what he would eat that night, Bunglespleen and Her majesty’s sugar Barnet, while looking for a cottage and wishing he had worn his leg sleeves as he corrected the postal code of a letter.

I got the joke, but I figured I could still have fun with it... even with bad grammar.
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