13 April 2015

Americanisms...or are they?

This list link was posted on a facebook group I'm part of this morning, I had to laugh because there are several I've gotten corrected on and it turns out they are originally English...or in the case of autumn, French!

Ben photobombing my trail pic
Even Ben thinks this is funny!

American/English
Fall/Autumn
Guess (to suppose)/??? I'm not sure on this one unless it is 'to suppose'
Trash/Rubbish
Soccer/Football
Slain and slay/(another one I'm not sure about)
Gotten/???
Faucet/tap
Loan (verb)/???
Draft (selection for service)/???
Diaper/Nappy

Gotten of course is just slagged off as poor grammar and mentioning that football used to be called soccer in the UK will cause a VERY animated discussion! Please comment and let me know what the UK versions are of the words that have question marks. 




2 comments:

Munkey Works said...
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Jen Blalock said...

Of course don't have any answers but a comment. Sweater/Jumper - that one always throws me for a loop when I'm reading. :)