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GUEST,Steamin' Willie BS: More on transAtlantic distinctions (200* d) RE: BS: More on transAtlantic distinctions 11 Jul 11

Mind you, going back to the top of this thread. Certainly the general public including politicians and newspapers talk of having operations but the medical word does use the term "performing surgery."

I love how many words went from here in at the UK to America a few hundred years ago and became unused here, and then we complain when they return as "Americanisms creeping over here.". Bill Bryson has written quite a bit on the subject. Garbage and faucet are two that spring to mind.

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