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British English v American English by mattcantdraw British English v American English by mattcantdraw
I figure maybe that's enough! So yeah, I'm an English teacher and I'm from Britain and I really enjoy all of the little differences between our version of English and the Americans take on it.

For the record: I do not think that either is inherently better than the other, language (like any human creation) is imperfect and I wouldn't want it to be otherwise. So, let's just enjoy all of the little differences that make life more fun... and giggle quietly when we say 'pants' for 'trousers', or 'crisps' instead of 'chips'.
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RubyDaSquirlz Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
I'm so printing this off for next time we go on holiday, I can correct mother next time she gets chips and crisps mixed up. X3
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:iconmattcantdraw:
Heh, glad to be of service!
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RubyDaSquirlz Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
^_^
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RandomScienceGirl Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
You can use a lot of the "british" ones in america interchangeably with the "american" ones. :D
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:iconmattcantdraw:
Same in Britain, depends on the accent. If you say your pants are wet it might take us a moment, but we'll get there.
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:iconalexdartois:
Yes... for some reaon, the Royal Mail delivers the post, and the Postal Service delivers the mail.
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:iconmattcantdraw:
Heh, that's a good one. I was always amused by the whole pants/trousers thing. Also, being from Scotland there is a slight misunderstanding when it comes to the word fanny...
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