English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere.
- Webster wanted to distinguish American English from British English by correcting irregular spellings and eliminating silent letters.
- Thus, educated speakers of American English and British English can be regarded as using dialects of the same language because differences of these three kinds exist between them.
- The differences in words and meanings of words between British English and American English are a constant source of interest and amusement to me.
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Syllabification: Brit·ish Eng·lish
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