American English



These Americans,

is it practise, or practice?

aluminum, or aluminium?

bum bags, or fanny packs?

and just what is a potato chip?

do they play defense or in defence?

an interstate, or maybe a motorway

I’m appaled, or is that I’m appalled?

is the language English, or American?

and why do they spell computerise with z?

there may be a little dissention, or dissension

but, when you’re a true and polite Englishman

you’ll allow there’s charm in their grab-bag of words


liebster-12jack collier


7 responses

  1. I’m fascinated by all the different forms of English. I hail from south Hants so I’m a Hampshire Hog, …snort:)

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    1. Well, I’m a good Durham lad, from a pit village. You can imagine how my accent goes down in some parts of the USA. πŸ˜‰


  2. It’s all I’ve ever know. Unless I venture out of the country…

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  3. I don’t know whether to be miffed or muffled, but I’m certainly befuddled!! πŸ™‚

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  4. Well, I’m chuffed! I think… πŸ˜‰

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    1. Great use of a great word. Chuffed = Personally Very Pleased ❀
      Anyhow, I'd much rather be in sunny SoCal right now than cold and dark England.

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      1. Ah, but then you’d have to be enduring our election…

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