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I'm in the United Kingdom, and I'm interested in (or amazed at) the differences between "British" English and American English.


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comment Lookin for a word meaning “The things one brings to a meeting”
Welcome to ELU. Please see the criteria for single-word-request questions; criteria for phrase-requests are similar. "Word-choice" questions need to specify the words from which the choice should be made. [Also note that naming requests are explicitly off-topic, so you might need to reword that bit.]
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revised Lookin for a word meaning “The things one brings to a meeting”
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answered If I wanted to say, “There are three twos in the English language,” would “twos” be the correct spelling?
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comment What does “consound” mean?
@MartinSmith A 1917 edition in Harvard College Library definitely has "Consound it" printed. That doesn't mean that other editions have not "corrected" it, though.
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comment Is “All you need to do is work out debt payments.” grammatically correct?
There are a number of potential duplicates.
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comment How can I advance my language skills from 'above average' to 'advanced'?
If it's any consolation, 116/120 seems rather good to me, and I would have classed your question as by a native speaker.
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comment How can I advance my language skills from 'above average' to 'advanced'?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about the English language, but about learning the language.
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comment What's the correct pronunciation of 'improcerous'?
OED marked the word as obsolete in 1899. Thus there is no-one who uses the word, and therefore no authority on pronunciation.
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comment What do you call someone who obsessively thinks they are sick?
Well, this does answer the question. The problem is that it's wrong: bulimia nervosa (together with its sister, anorexia nervosa) is an eating disorder. It's a chronic anxiety about body weight and shape, not health in general.
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comment A word for someone who links subjects together?
Please be sure to reference quotes in plain text as well as with a link. I've edited that in.
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revised A word for someone who links subjects together?
Add citation in plain text
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answered I could hear something rattling/rattle
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revised Omitting subject or be verb in the second clause
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revised which one is correct and why?(good best more better awful)
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revised Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
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comment A word for “look down on”
@BrianHitchcock The answers you can't see (with less than 10k rep) were low-quality. The help is in About single word requests.
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comment Do you pronounce the T ending sound?
The word Scottish is itself one example.
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revised Antonym for “discombobulate”
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