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New Quiz: Is Your English British Or American?

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Do you speak a more American or British English?

Are you fascinated by small differences in English? I am. I grew up in a very American household, but my grandma had learned a more British English in Europe when she was growing up. Needless to say, there was some disagreement on what word one should use for certain things 😉 Even Mr. Blogthings and I have a different vocabulary from growing up in different areas of the United States – but I suppose that’s another quiz for another time.

There are so many ways to categorize the type of English any of us speak, but I thought it would be fun to look at American vs British. I’ve noticed that it’s very trendy for some Americans to adopt Britishisms… I wonder if it works the other way in Britain as well. (If it does, let me know!) Some people simply like British words, which I admit to my American ears sound pretty great. (“Loo”, for example, is a lot classier than “toilet.”) I’ve also noticed people using British spellings that are American, which I guess is okay too – but I would just get confused if I try it. We can probably blame this trend on Downton Abbey, right?

So which do you speak? American or British English? Take my latest quiz to find out: Is Your English British Or American? And as always, comment below to let me know what you got 🙂

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on Is Your English British Or American? Is it true for you?
  2. What sort of words do you like to borrow from other English speaking countries?
  3. How has your English been influenced, if at all, by a region other than where you grew up? (I’m thinking of having relatives from different areas, liking certain films, etc as contributors.)
  4. Take What Kind of American English Do You Speak? What do you think of your result?

What US Time Zone Are You?

I love the United States – there’s so much to see and do. You could never cover everything in your whole life! I wrote my latest quiz to celebrate the diverse and vast country I live in: What US Time Zone Are You?

Comment below, and let me know your result. Also let me know if you’re an American, someone who’s traveled to the USA, or someone who has never been to the states.