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Not One-Off Britishisms

British words and expressions that have got popular in the U.S.

  • By Ben Yagoda
  • Based in United States of America
  • Roughly one post per month
  • First post on

Posts per month

Data for this chart is available in the table below
Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Sep 2022 4
Oct 2022 1
Nov 2022 2
Dec 2022 3
Jan 2023 1
Feb 2023 3
Mar 2023 3
Apr 2023 1
May 2023 3
Jun 2023 4
Jul 2023 4
Aug 2023 2
Sep 2023 2
Oct 2023 1
Nov 2023 1
Dec 2023 4
Jan 2024 2
Feb 2024 3
Mar 2024 1
Apr 2024 0

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

“The lead-up”; “the run-up,” expanded.
One of the first posts I did for this blog was on the expression “the run-up to,” meaning a preliminary period. It was a really short post, as was my custom in those days, so …
On , by Ben Yagoda, 623 words
False “Trainers” Alarm
Ninety percent of the ads I see on Facebook are either for shoes (especially with wide sizes), electric cars, or glasses, especially sunglasses and reading glasses. That’s because I’m interested in those things, and keep …
On , by Ben Yagoda, 171 words
Briefs: “Swan” (verb) and “Chat show”
The New York Times had a nice headline the other day: The word “swans” in the title of the TV series refers to the word author Truman Capote used to refer to the upper-crust New …
On , by Ben Yagoda, 145 words