I came across this article from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14201796
about the 50 most hated “Americanisms” and I have to say this is something that irritates me somewhat.I have a very close friend who uses the phrase “24/7” every time we meet. I have no idea why but that particular phrase really annoys me. I also watch America’s Next Top Model (only because my daughter loves it and it is something we watch together). That’s my story anyway! I hate the way they use the word critique as a verb instead of criticise. I understand from reading online elsewhere that this is becoming acceptable but to me it just sounds wrong.
Due to the amount of American TV we all watch I suppose this is inevitable. I know that the English language is continuing to evolve as it has over hundreds of years with the influence of other languages so I suppose I am just being a bit of a snob here.
Anyway, please read the list and let me know if there are any Americanisms that annoy you.
Blog written by Kirsty McHugh, Scotland Administrator at Kip McGrath Education Centres Scotland