[Ads-l] New to me: _Anglicism_ vs. _Englishism_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 12 19:17:34 UTC 2015

The former gets about 145,000 hits v. 16,700 for the latter.

Apparently the relevant distinction being made is that between an English
word/phrase borrowed by a non-English language, e.g. _reprint, sale, [un]
Halloween [de libro], flash_, etc. and an English English word/phrase
borrowed into American English, e.g. _go missing, on holiday, at the

I'm doing my bit to help the process along by using _anyroad_ and _right up
your street_ as much as possible.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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