British-Americanisms

On American Independence Day we are reminded of the similarities and differences in Great Britain and America.


There are many spelling differences.

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* Consider the foil shown below:


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One of my favorite differences is the way aluminum (American) or aluminium (British) is spelled and pronounced.


Listen to the British word aluminium: (Click on the Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 11.39.58 AM symbol at the link below.)


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aluminium


Now listen to the American word aluminum:  (Click on the Screen Shot 2015-07-05 at 11.39.58 AM symbol at the link below.)


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aluminum


There are differences in musical notation in America and the United Kingdom also. Look at this great explanation of crotchets and quavers, etc.:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=168Y5HiYeFw


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Today’s Assignment: Relax.


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