Sorcery and Cecilia and Desert Island books

Mark Allums mallums at tyler.net
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".

--Mark A.

And then there's spelling.  Grey/gray, flavour/flavor, etc.





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