Divided By a Common Language

George Bernard Shaw famously declared that England and America were two countries divided by a common language. Oscar Wilde wrote in Canterville Ghost that the Brits “have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, the language.” Most of us are aware of some differences in spelling, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions when comparing British and American English. For example, it is common knowledge that the word color in America is colour in England, or that Americans like to socialize while the Brits socialise instead. But there are other differences between the two language variants. Read more…

By Jiri Stejskal
CETRA Language Solutions