British English, American English, and Wordle

Not to brag, but I just have a way with words
World trade, public schools, and radio took a merchants’ dialect from the docks of London to the farthest reaches of the British Empire.
In 1800, the whole map would have been red. Posh Londoners just won’t stop messing up our language.
Modern Americans might well mistake FDR for a Brit.
Next time you feel like griping about the weather this time of year, consider doing so in real proper English.



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Sam Quillen

Sam Quillen

Former linguistics student; current investment bank analyst who sometimes thinks about something other than spreadsheets