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What effect did the Harry Porter movies and books have on American English? Some linguists believe that it resulted in British English words being introduced into American English. Even though much effort was put to change various words and phrases in the movies to make them more suitable for the American market, a few British words such as ‘ginger’ and ‘snog’ slipped through. The Associate Editor for Merriam-Webster, Kory Stamper, believes that more and [...]
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American English and British English differ at the levels of pronunciation and vocabulary, and, to a lesser extent, grammar and orthography (color for colour, center for centre, traveler for traveller, etc.). Approximately two thirds of native speakers of English live in the United States.
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American > English: 273 words
English > American: 290 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: March 5, 2002
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