The English Language

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American English

11 Words Listed

American English Language Notes

American English is a version of the English language spoken in the United States of America (North America).

Many of these words began with journalist inventions, in films (movies) or slang.

joyride   Stealing a car to drive it around.
OK   A catch all adjective signifying that all is fine.
radio   The UK word (less used now) is 'wireless'.
rattlesnake   A desert snake that makes a rattling noise with its tail.
teenager   Between the ages of 13 and 19.

[Borrowed Words (Algonquin)] [Borrowed Words (Amharic)]

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