Danika Zoë! (delirieuse) wrote in uncommon_tongue,
Danika Zoë!

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Like bubbles in amber.

AskOxford.com has a series of interesting short articles on the English language, such as this one: "Is old-fashioned English still spoken anywhere in the world?"

Most of us are familiar with the fact that American English contains some older features, such as "faucet" and so forth, but one interesting point I found (as I'm an Australian) is that Australian English has retained some older English:

Some words are retained which are no longer used in Britain: for example, in Australia chook (a chicken) and pikelet (a type of drop-scone), in South Africa bioscope (cinema) and geyser (a water heater).
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