Sorcery and Cecilia and Desert Island books
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Mon Jan 17 17:08:39 EST 2005
Otter Perry wrote:
> That business with got/gotten divides American English from British
> English. [It's not the only thing that divides them.]
> If you speak American English, what would you call the following:
> - a carbonated beverage?
I call it a "carbonated beverage". Not helpful? Okay, a "Coke"
(regardless of the actual flavor).
> - the thing that contains your groceries?
A "pantry". Oh you mean a "sack".
And then there's spelling. Grey/gray, flavour/flavor, etc.
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