I Am Stuck In Between Uk English and Us English

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    Pronunciation, Spelling and Slang

    I'm American, and it's sort of what I get for having always preferred English/British culture, television, literature, bands, etc to American. I'm now in limbo between UK and US English. I often second guess myself on if the spelling and pronunciation of certain words is "...
    QuothTheRaven QuothTheRaven
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    Oh, Hell, I Didn't Know Anyone Else Had This Issue!

    Yeah, I am American born, but with tons of U.K friends, and a British Stepfather.  I've been over, ( across the pond ), a few times, as well - LOVED it.  I also got hooked on BBC, back in my late 20's, and don't really watch American telly, unless it is PBS, Discovery...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Sep 22, 2008

    I'm English

    But most of my online friends are American. I don't know whether to use English English or American English. It's quietly doing my head in.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    British Paramour...

     Well, I've always loved the Brits. I'm American. But when I was around 10 or 11 years old, I could imitate a London accent well enough to pass off as British myself! (People would ask my parents if I was adopted) And Now I've got a British beau. We chat online all the time...
    CinderellaDreamer CinderellaDreamer
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 10, 2009


    I've always been learning British English- I live in central Europe, and you know, UK is closer to us than US ;)  But as I was reading more and more texts on internet in us english... and my boyfriend is from USA... I'm stuck. At school we mostly use British, but then I come...
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2008


    English is not my native language. They teach us here the UK English, so I use UK spellings.  I'm fine with 'our' (colour, honour) and 'or' (color, honor) spellings but I use both words like 'apartment' and 'flat', 'lift' and 'elevator', 'handbook' and 'manual'.
    beyondrepair beyondrepair
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2009

    I Adapt

    I add 'z's to words such as politicalization I refer to lifts as elevators and my handbag as my purse, even though my purse is inside my 'purse', when speaking to american friends. I fight in my head as to the correct spelling- color or colour, theatre or theater, and so on
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    Colourful Behaviour

    Culturally sanctioned misspelling and laziness was okay for a few centuries whilst the only way the Americans could keep in touch with us was by smoke-signals, pigeons, parchment scrolls and morse-code but, these days, with such a plethora of ways to communicate, one would...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Dec 28, 2011


    Saw thishttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19929249and thought of you American dudes, man. Apparently you’re going to try using ‘Queue’ instead of ‘Line’, to differentiate a line of people from a line of cocaine; how will you be spelling that?
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Oct 18, 2012

    What to Do, What to Do!

    What does one do when one only speaks "South Arkansas"?
    baconfat baconfat
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    Though Not In the Middle

    I have always lived in the US, and my speech is distinctly American.  But I much of what I read is by British writers, I worked closely with a British ex-pat family for several years, and have several Brit friends.  So I do use some British colloquialisms (enough to get...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Sep 25, 2008
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