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Re: Insanity

Posted by R. Berg on February 08, 2005

In Reply to: Insanity posted by Word Camel on February 08, 2005

: : Or, as our US friends would say, 'the check is in the mail'. It's struck me that these phrases are good examples of 'two countries divided by a common language', in that they include two words that we spell/use differently.

: : I can't think of any others. Any ideas?

: I can't either, not with two words anyway. So much for sleeping at night. Where is TheFallen when you need him? I'm sure he'd be able to think of some.

There are lists of such pairs: lift/elevator, bonnet/hood (of car), boot/trunk, pudding/dessert, fringe/bangs (hair combed down over forehead), and on and on.