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Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

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Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

One that annoys me is hash used to prefix numbers: #1 or whatever number is involved. What's wrong with No1 or even Number 1, or for the really pedantic Number one.
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

A common one in the US which I've not seen here before today.  It was used by Scotland Yard in their response to the new information about Princess Diana's death.
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Scotland Yard said it was "scoping" the information and "assessing its relevance and credibility".
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

I use the # when sending a text but that's about it.

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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

How about the cringe worthy "Howdy" you get when logged in here on the home page.
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"Have a nice day" Wink

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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

Harass with the emphasis on the second 'a'.
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"Embiggen" - though the OED now regards this as a perfectly cromulent word.
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

One which the Americans and Canadians use a lot "parsing" which seems to mean studying or examining a document - not sure if that has crossed yet
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

There are just loads of Americanisms which I absolutely detest. That said, there are also plenty which I use and which evidently don't bother me.
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Bangs. Um, no, it's a fringe.
Ass instead of arse only when used by people from the UK (and even by other, non-americans).
Take a rain check. Probably connected with:
I'm going to take a [bath, shower, leak, whatever]. Really, where are you taking it, precisely?
Do the math  Angry  Angry
Season when referring to a TV series.  Angry  Angry  Angry
Go to the bathroom.
Irregardless  Angry
Could care less (sorry, that's just ... to use an Americanism, dumb).
Normalcy  Angry  Angry  Angry I am about to explode!
There's another which is probably the worst of the lot and really enrages me. So bad I can't even remember it at the moment (or should that be 'right now').
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

Quote from: Petlew
One that annoys me is hash used to prefix numbers: #1 or whatever number is involved.

As on the Plusnet forums.  Sad
Leejure (with a soft 'j') for leisure grates with me.
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Re: Americanisms that have crossed the "pond"

Oh, now, there's one I do like. I love the way an American says 'leisurely'. Someone already said 'Howdy' as a hate. I love to hear a Texan saying that. Very sexy. Then again, I do love the Texan accent.
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"where its at"
"cool"
"hood" (when used for a car bonnet)
"trunk" (when used for a car boot)
"dumb down"
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Convince has replaced persuade even though the two have different meanings.
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Jagwar  Jag-U-ar
Aluminum  AlUminiUm