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Separated by a Common Language

explore[s] the often subtle differences in American and British English.

  • By Lynne Murphy
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly one post per month
  • First post on

Posts per month

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
Apr 2021 1
May 2021 1
Jun 2021 1
Jul 2021 0
Aug 2021 0
Sep 2021 0
Oct 2021 0
Nov 2021 0
Dec 2021 2
Jan 2022 3
Feb 2022 0
Mar 2022 1
Apr 2022 1
May 2022 0
Jun 2022 0
Jul 2022 2
Aug 2022 1
Sep 2022 1
Oct 2022 1
Nov 2022 2
Dec 2022 2
Jan 2023 2
Feb 2023 1
Mar 2023 1
Apr 2023 2
May 2023 1
Jun 2023 1
Jul 2023 0
Aug 2023 2
Sep 2023 0
Oct 2023 1
Nov 2023 1
Dec 2023 0
Jan 2024 2
Feb 2024 1
Mar 2024 0

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

Most recent posts

second-guess
Image from hereAt the Bavard Bar in St Leonard's a few months ago, a Bavardier asked me if I'd noticed the difference between the US and UK meanings of second-guess. I hadn't! She felt that …
On , by lynneguist, 604 words
US-to-UK Word of the Year: OK
See here for the UK-to-US WotY post. Time for the 2023 US-to-UK Word of the Year. Before people complain that this word has been in British English too long for it to count as a …
On , by lynneguist, 746 words
UK-to-US Word of the Year 2023: if I'm honest
Each year since 2006, this blog has designated Transatlantic Words of the Year (WotY). The twist is that I choose the most 'of the year' borrowings from US-to-UK and from UK-to-US. The question this year …
On , by lynneguist, 893 words