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The American idiom gone missing?

Posted by Lunch box on June 18, 2004

In Reply to: The American idiom gone missing? posted by dhm on June 17, 2004

: : : : Here's an interesting article about the lack of the equivalent of phrases like "at the end of the day", "at university" and "gone missing" in American English.

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: : : Could we, like, pass a law in the U.S. against using British expressions? Now that we have BBC America things will really get out of hand.

: : Watch out for young people screaming "Brilliant!" at each other. There is currently a series of Guiness TV adverts in the U.S. that feature two guys doing just that, as they engage in positive Guiness-related activities such as inventing the six-pack, drinking responsibly, etc.

Guiness is NOT a six-pack drink. When not bottled or draught it is canned in four-packs and furthermore - drinking it stops you having a 'six-pack' believe me!

I was aiming for a six-pack, but I got a 3 for 2 offer...