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

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Tue Oct 13 06:13:47 UTC 2015


This is how I use it myself and have for a while.

Anglicism goes with Gallicism and Germanism etc.
Englishism goes with Americanism and possibly Australianism etc.

Chris

On 12 Oct 2015, at 11:17, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

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