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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 10 posts per year
  • First post on

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Posts per month
Month starting Posts
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 1
Apr 2024 1
May 2024 0
Jun 2024 1

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

Most recent posts

stodgy and claggy
I have been asked many times if I've written about stodgy, and I always think I have, because I wrote a post about other BrE -odgy adjectives. I have no idea why stodgy didn't make …
On , by lynneguist, 419 words
Bedfordshire, the hay, and the sack
Inspired by Anatoly Liberman's Take My Word for It: A Dictionary of English Idioms (which I've reviewed for the International Journal of Lexicography), here's a quick dip into some ways of saying one's going to …
On , by lynneguist, 391 words
colo(u)rful sauces
In 2009, my parents came over from the US and we took a trip to Italy: Florence, Pisa, and Rome. The food, of course, was gorgeous, but often clashed with what my mother thought of …
On , by lynneguist, 1,113 words