Sunday, 15 February 2015

Its a complex language the English one !

Please Correct me if I am wrong but there is no such bird as a Seagull,  these seabirds are of the family Laridar ..... the Gull family ..... no Sea.

Going off at a tangent , interestingly, one of the oft quoted differences between British and American '' English '' is the use of the word Fall and not Autumn in the States.

In the 17th century the word Fall was the word actually used in Britain for Autumn, when the Pilgrim Fathers left these shores on board the Mayflower in the 17th Century for North America they took the word with them and it is we, in Britain, who subsequently introduced the word Autumn for the season.

Funny thing language ..... !

1 comment:

  1. Being born in the States I can honestly say language is definately a funny thing.