Category: English Varieties & Dialects

In the 'English Varieties & Dialects' category, you will explore the fascinating diversity of English language. You will learn about different dialects and varieties of English spoken around the world, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of this global language. This knowledge will not only enrich your language skills, but also broaden your cultural awareness. The articles in this category are designed to be engaging and informative, making your learning journey enjoyable and rewarding.

Cultural differences in emailing

Cultural differences in email communication, including differences between British, American, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian emails.

Big list of British and American vocabulary by topic

Nearly 900 different UK and US meanings and expressions on food, travel, places, people, law and order, education, medicine, STEM subjects, business, sports and games, multi-word verbs, idioms, office vocab, the arts and media, nature, and politics.

100 words with different meanings in British and American English

Big list of different UK and US meanings of expressions like bill, biscuit, blow off and brackets, including compound nouns and phrasal verbs.

The 250 most useful British abbreviations

Short forms which are often used in the UK and to describe British life.

250 British acronyms

The most useful acronyms for understanding British life

Differences between British and American emails

Explanations of the differences between UK and US emails, including opening and closing British and American emails, and requests, apologies, instructions and job applications in the UK and USA.

Linguistic Predictions

How will English develop in the future?

What is Offshore English?

What is Offshore English and why are native speakers learning it?