Americans fancy Britishisms

Alex Williams accusatorially speculates on Americans’ fancy for Britishisms:

Or maybe it’s just pretension, an instance of long-simmering Anglophilia among the American striver classes bubbling over into full-fledged imitation — or in the view of British observers, parody.

Among the words that ought to be banned from American use are cheers, sacked, clever, loorubbish, and wonky.

It’s a shame that Williams couldn’t suspend his priggishness to consider an alternative motive; namely, that these words are just plain fun.

Read more about , ,