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Spelling Differences Between American And British English

05/12/2011 07:54 am ET | Updated Jul 12, 2011

As George Bernard Shaw is said to have said, "England and America are two countries separated by the same language." It's easy enough to find books and Web sites that provide evidence to back the old boy up, detailing such transoceanic translations as elevator/lift and critical divergences such as the relative meanings of "knocked up" (British English: "called on," "woke up," or "worn out": American English: "impregnated").

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