UK kids using American English

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LONDON, ENGLAND (BDCi) – According to a new report, British children are using American English more and more in their writing.

Oxford University Press studied some 74,000 entries for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words contest, a short story competition.

Americanisms in many of the entries include cupcake, garbage truck, trash can, candy, sidewalk and soda.

Technology had a big influence as well, with words like Google and app.

The six winners will be announced this Friday.

By: Diego Díaz
Source: BBC
Photo: Google
29 May 2012
7:50 p.m. P.D.T.

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