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Polish versions for English words? !


pawian 173 | 12,729
12 Sep 2020 #31
she went to America and used the word 'fortnight'

Coz they only know it as Fortnite, an online shooter survival game.
mafketis 24 | 8,743
13 Sep 2020 #32
I think he genuinely doesn't know the British versions of some words

It's more like I don't much care... for me British is sort of like Swedish is for Norwegians (I can understand it but.... meh). I probably know/understand more British words and expressions than 95 (or more) % of Americans but I don't try to learn or remember them.

Again American and British varieties are evolving mostly independently of each other and so vocabulary and semantics tend to go in different directions. American media tends to mean that Brits are exposed to vastly more American usage than the other way around.
pawian 173 | 12,729
13 Sep 2020 #33
but I don't try to learn or remember them.

You do, passively, in the forum, through debates with British, Irish and other members.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,117
14 Sep 2020 #34
Again American and British varieties are evolving mostly independently of each other

Brits are exposed to vastly more American usage than the other way around.

Given the communication facilities that exist in the modern world, it wil be interesting to see if both versions of English evolve to the extent that they become unintelligible to each other one day.

For me as a non-native speaker British English and American English have already become different languages orally, but they are still unity as far as writing is concerned.


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