American VS British English

No longer marvelous... now everything is awesome! 

In 1887 Oscar Wilde wrote that ‘we have everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language’ and this is just as true today as British and American English remain two very distinct varieties of the world’s lingua franca.

Let’s take a look at some of the linguistic misdemeanors and misunderstandings, including some examples of which words do and don’t travel well across the Atlantic.

 

Let the battle begin with American vs. British English!