Three types of dispute in English between US and British

Three types of dispute in English between US and British

English or American;

Before anything else I have to make clear that English, despite many local versions, is always a language . I want to say that when someone knows good English, even if they are South African or Australian, they will not have difficulty interacting with eg. an Indian or a Filipino.
The reality is that language has too many "nuances" even in the same country every time (*). The reason I will mainly address the differences between American and British English is because I simply do not know so well (or not at all) all other nuances. In addition, these two versions are rather representative.
I recognize that perhaps I am a little unfair, having "put aside", for example. the Indians (who are a much more crowded group than the English and Americans together), but I believe that my choice will also benefit from your own assent.
We have three types of dispute between US and British English :
  • Differences in pronunciation , that is , we have exactly the same words with exactly the same meaning, but they are pronounced differently.
  • Differences in meaning , ie for a particular concept in America, use one word while in England (**) another is used. In some cases, confusion may also occur.
  • Differences in writing , meaning words that have the same meaning, are written in slightly different ways in America than in England.
Of course there is no right and wrong. Besides, language is nothing more than a contract. A code that helps us communicate. What is needed is that the two interlocutors have a common code .
(*) Indeed, because of the spread of language and its use by too many people who have not learned it as a first language, English accumulate with time and changes that sometimes contradict their traditional grammar, and of course, they are very much debated by them experts in the subject.
(**) We very often call England the whole of Great Britain, also called the United Kingdom, and which actually consists of four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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