Americanize!: Why the Americanisation of English Is a Good Thing

Americanize!: Why the Americanisation of English Is a Good Thing
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Summary

Susie Dent sets out to determine whether turns of phrase or idiosyncratic spellings leaking from American English into the native version of the language is really a bad thing. She attends a meeting of the Queen's English Society to hear why its members feel British English should be preserved, and meets the Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary to discover which surprising words started life across the Atlantic. Plus, in Stratford-upon-Avon, she learns that some of the most despised `Americanisms' first appeared in Shakespeare's plays.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Susie Dent
Producer Louise Adamson
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