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10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

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As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer. However, there was one aspect of my move that—during the initial settling-in period—I secretly feared: the gradual Americanization of my vocabulary.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 8, 2015 4:21 PM

While this list was created for English speakers in the UK, I will invert the list to show some terms that Americans rarely use, even if we understand their meaning: rubbish, mobile, motorway, petrol, car park, you lot, maths, pavement, football and fizzy drink.  If this interests you so will this list of 10 British insults that American don't understand


Tags: language, culture, English, UK.

tentuseful's comment, January 17, 2015 4:16 AM
Thats stunning
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:07 PM

unit 3

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Cultures of the World | Great Websites for Kids

Cultures of the World | Great Websites for Kids | Navigate | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:06 PM

Cultures of the World | Great Websites for Kids.


nicolainglis's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:18 PM

children and computers

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Google takes on the human body to find out what a healthy person looks like

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Google is joining the quest to map the human body, except it's not just tackling one part of the body, its going whole hog to find answers to questions scientists still have about the way the body ...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:27 AM

Google is joining the quest to map the human body, except it's not just tackling one part of the body, its going whole hog to find answers to questions scientists still have about the way the body ...

Deborah Verran's comment, July 26, 2014 10:34 AM
Intriguing that Google has not forged links with some of the medical researchers and public health organizations who between them have a fair amount o accumulated knowledge on this topic. Watch this with interest!
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The British Library

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The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:56 PM


The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...


Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 22, 2014 1:20 PM

Great resources for visual application

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Activities | The Tinkering Studio | Exploratorium

Activities | The Tinkering Studio | Exploratorium | Navigate | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:51 AM

 

Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.

 

A MUST check!!!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Tinkering

 

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Earth System Science | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

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Use a space-based vision of our planet to explore the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 12, 2014 9:40 AM

Use a space-based vision of our planet to explore the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

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Neanderthals: Bone technique redrafts prehistory

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Carbon-dating improvements show that Neanderthals disappeared from Europe much earlier than thought.

 

Neanderthals and humans lived together in Europe for thousands of years, concludes a timeline based on radiocarbon dates from 40 key sites across Europe. The results1, published today inNature, may help to end a century-old deadlock over the demise of the Neanderthals and their relationship to humans.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 21, 2014 4:24 AM

Neanderthals and humans lived together in Europe for thousands of years, concludes a timeline based on radiocarbon dates from 40 key sites across Europe. The results1, published today inNature, may help to end a century-old deadlock over the demise of the Neanderthals and their relationship to humans.


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US States Map - List of USA States with Abbreviations

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US States Map and Abbreviations – States maps showing all the 50 states with their Abbreviations along with full names.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:44 PM

US States Map and Abbreviations – States maps showing all the 50 states with their Abbreviations along with full names.

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For The First Time, Hackers Have Used A Refrigerator To Attack Businesses

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Security researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered the very first wide-scale hack attack that involved television sets and at least one refrigerator.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:52 PM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

Springfield's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:49 PM

Refrigerator hack? Certainly creative thieves!

 

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Placing Literature maps book scenes in the real world

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"Placing Literature maps book scenes in the real world."


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Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:18 AM

Une piste intéressante...

MelissaRossman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:48 AM

wonderful

 

MelissaRossman's comment, August 30, 2013 10:48 AM
wonderful