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I had no idea that there was a British difference for High Tea to the American one :S And I live in Britain. I guess the only time I've heard it used though is when my American aunt took he to High Tea at a posh hotel on her birthday. Never knowningly had to distinguish between tea in the afternoon and tea at the table.
I did spend a lot of time recently looking into the accidental expropriation of words from ancestors that result in redundant usages. The most famous in England is probably River Avon, where Avon is a Celtic word for a type of river. Same for Rivers Humber in Canada. Lake Laguna, Table Mesa. Orkney Islands, where the -ey is an ancient suffix that meant 'island'.
Entire Thread Subject Posted By Posted Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag DaleM 02/06/12 07:19 PM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag BranShea 02/06/12 11:07 PM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag Jackie 02/07/12 03:43 AM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag Faldage 02/07/12 03:14 PM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag kwalijkje 02/20/12 09:48 AM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag Rhubarb Commando 02/20/12 09:28 PM Re: Incorrect foreign words correct in another languag Faldage 02/20/12 10:05 PM
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