Brits undergoing Americanization

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 16 15:38:13 UTC 2011

"I SAY prÉ’cess now," my friend said, with what I thought was a hint of pride.
"Really?" I replied. "I'm definitely still on proÊ cess."

Borrowing from UK, I hear "spot on" every once and awhile in US.  That was always "right on" in my day.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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> Poster: Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> Subject: Brits undergoing Americanization
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> A casual article on indicators for the degree of Americanization a Brit has undergone:
> I'm puzzled by the claim that replacing "I'm well/fine" with "I'm good" is a milestone in Americanization; perhaps the author means "sometimes replacing," in which case, I'm good.
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA
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