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A Really Good English Blog

Peter Bruegel’s painting Tower of Babel. (Image)
I recently came across a blog called Separated by a Common Language. The author is a woman who goes by the name Lynneguist. The blog mostly focuses on differences and similarities between American and British English and indeed, the blog’s name comes from a quote by George Bernard Shaw that says:

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

It’s a pretty funny quote, since in my job as an English teacher I constantly notice little differences between American and British English, but I really like how Lynneguist investigates and explains them more.
For example, in this post from a day ago she talked about how British people seem to be more likely to say “please” when making a request, especially in restaurants, and then explains why that may be. 
In short, I’d definitely recommend the site if you’re an upper-intermediate or advanced English learner, or if you’re a native speaker that just likes to learn more about our language’s idiosyncrasies.
That’s it for tonight. Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend! 
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