Americanisms You Can't StandWatch
'Season' instead of 'Series'
I think it's fine to have things that bother you about the way we speak English as long as it stays lighthearted. God knows there's a lot of things that I find endlessly frustrating about the UK. But it's definitely interesting how we speak the same language and at times it really doesn't seem to be the same language at all
It shouldn't but it does it genuinely irks some people including me. If the way Americans say things don't impact you in any way then good, it's good thing you aren't irked, but again there are many people who just can't stand the way Americans speak the English language-must be our feeling of ownership over it.
What Americanisms get on your nerves? As much as I appreciate all that Americans have given the world and us Brits-language is one thing I have to cringe at. I do condone the use of "takeout" as a stand-in for takeaway. If I ever say takeout I'll do it with a mocking American accent because it sounds so nonchalant to me. Aluminum instead of aluminium-the latter sounds like a metal, whereas the former sounds like a chemical of some kind. What Americanisms can't you stand?
Calling chips fries
Calling crisps potato chips
Calling uni college
Pronouncing route so it rhymes with shout
Calling trainers sneakers
Calling trousers pants