Colombo Telegraph

The battle Between British And American English

Is it still worth fighting the apparently relentless march of phrases from the other side of the pond? asks the Guardian readers’ editor Chris Elliott.

Sometimes convergence between the two kinds of English, British and American, seems inevitable. However, Guardian readers are not yet ready to run up the white flag despite the apparently relentless march of phrases from the other side of the pond. And it isn’t just the Brits who dislike Americanisms in body text and headlines.

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