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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Trash vs. rubbish. Truck vs. lorry. Underwear vs. pants. Word maven Patricia T. O'Conner talks about the differences between English in the U.S. and in the U.K.!


Patricia T. O'Conner

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O'Conner takes your calls on the English language. On Wednesday, May 21, she focuses on the differences between English as it's spoken in the U.S. and in Britain.

Weigh in: Tell us your favorite examples of Americanisms vs. Britishisms.

Pat O'Conner will ...

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