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Posted on July 22, 2011

So recently the BBC published a list of 50 ‘Americanisms’ that other people hate. None of them really get on my nerves. But there’s a larger point here. We speak the same language, but the Brits get pissed at things that are pretty common.

45. Having an “issue” instead of a “problem”.┬áJohn, Leicester

36. Surely the most irritating is: “You do the Math.” Math? It’s MATHS.Michael Zealey, London

29. I’m a Brit living in New York. The one that always gets me is the American need to use the word bi-weekly when fortnightly would suffice just fine. Ami Grewal, New York

Just some food for thought. Here’s the whole list.

Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples


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