Tuesday, October 31, 2017
There is the saying that the U.S. and England are separated by a single language.
We know the familiar ones "Hood/Bonnet, Fall/Autumn, etc.
There are the ones less known in the U.S. like gobsmacked and peckish.
Some are half known like tea can be a complete meal and pudding is any dessert.
Many of the English language books I get are from the U.K. What I notice you don't see much of is a period after abbreviations like Dr, Mr, Mrs, etc.
I was taught that the period meant there was more to come, which is silly because a period is often called a full stop in the U.K.
When Ms was introduced years ago, there was to be no period after it because it wasn't an abbreviation. Now I see it does have a period.
Posted by DL NELSON at 5:19 AM