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Do Americans and British people speak the same language?
Britain and the US share a common language – but English is spoken and spelled very differently on each side of the Atlantic. English speakers first started colonising America more than 400 years ago. Since then, American English has been evolving, influenced by other languages, culture and technology.
Is American English or British English spoken more?
American English is more widely spoken across the world, according to the findings of a book titled The Fall of the Empire: The Americanization of English. The book claims that American vocabulary is more commonly used in Europe and even in the UK.
Why do the Brits Speak American?
Brits and Americans speak the same language because Britain and North America were connected until the Atlantic ocean began to form, late in the the breakup of Pangaea, 130 to 140 million years ago. This also explains the close genetic relationship between human species in of North American and the British isles.
Is American English correct?
British English is ‘correct’ where it is spoken, and American or Australian English is correct in those areas of the world. While it might not seem clean and neat to have so many ‘correct’ versions of a language, that’s just the way it is. Of course, all of these versions of English are perfectly interchangeable.
Are Americans English?
English Americans, or Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England. In the 2019 American Community Survey, 23.59 million self-identified as being of English origin….English Americans.
Is British a language?
British English (BrE) is a term used to distinguish the form of the English language used in the British Isles from forms used elsewhere. Dialects and accents vary not only between the nations of the British Isles, for example in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but also within these countries themselves.