In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A reader who knows put me right: ‘one-off is a Britishism that means single or one-time.’
- She's reading an Ian McEwan book for school, and I have to help her with its Britishisms.
- And while you're about it, give a thought to other delightful Britishisms that have roots in Indian words: mulligatawny soup, Old Blighty, tickety-boo, going doolally…
- More open to interpretation is ‘off one's own bat ’, which certainly originates from cricket, but is not always marked as a Briticism in American dictionaries.
- This article chronicles some of these differences, although some of the proclaimed Briticisms here don't seem so British to me at all.
- Accordingly, I made a conscious effort to avoid overdoing the unfamiliar Briticisms and obscure pop-cultural references, providing explanations and links whenever they were needed.
- Co-workers of state employee Alice Meredith say that since a one-week trip to England last month, her use of Britishisms has become an annoyance.
- I got a new camera - a proper camera as the English would say (that's my favorite Briticism: proper).
- He comes from a party, he says, ‘that lost four elections on the trot’ (a wonderful Britishism for ‘in a row’).
- Scholars of English in the US are as inclined to point out Briticisms as their colleagues in the UK are to point out Americanisms.
- The simulation is perfectly fluent; the program even writes in Britishisms: maths, programme, telly, labour.
- Specialism must be a Britishism, I told myself.
vocablo o expresión del inglés británico
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