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How to Confuse an American Visiting the UK

Many Americans who arrive in the UK for the first time can find things very confusing, not the least of which is the language difference.

While Americans speak English (after a fashion), it’s not only the spelling of many words that is different between American English and British English, it’s the use of words and phrases that will very often completely confuse the visitor.

This is the tale that recounts some of the problems that a naïve American visitor to the UK might experience. I hope you enjoy it.