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What's the different between "kind of" and "sort of" in American informal English?

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  • The difference is that in AmE Jack Nicholson in The Missouri Breaks can pun that he has a sawed-off shotgun because he's a sort of sportsman. Which doesn't work in BrE because we have sawn-off shotguns. Otherwise, they're sort of interchangeable. – FumbleFingers Nov 22 '15 at 15:04
  • They're kinda sorta the same. – Hot Licks Nov 22 '15 at 15:29
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In this case, no difference. They are equivalent.

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  • This is not an answer to the question. – user140086 Nov 22 '15 at 15:41
  • seems like the person who posed said question disagrees... – tony gil Nov 23 '15 at 18:18

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