Can You Speak American English, Old Chap?

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Are you thinking about taking a jump across the pond over to the United States of America? Whether you are coming for the wild sports games or historical museums, you will stay for the fattening food and cheap beer. Americans definitely know how to have a good time when it comes to holidays and festivals. However, having fun in the states is the easy part. Do you think you know how to speak the lingo?

After all, British English and American English are two totally different things (not to mention Australian English and Canadian English). Before you jump on a plane for Miami, Los Angeles, or New York City, take this quiz to test your speaking abilities. If you don’t pick up the language right away, don’t worry; all you need is a little practice. Don’t forget to challenge your friends to see who knows more!

Did you know?

A rose by any other name

William Shakespeare is a famous English poet. He also was an actor and created playwrights. England regards him as their national poet, and he is considered one of the greatest writers of the English language. He was born in 1564 and wed Anne Hathaway when he was just 18 years old. She was much older and already pregnant with their first child. After their daughter, the couple went on to have twins.

William Shakespeare created most of his infamous work between 1589 and 1613. His earliest plays were histories and comedies, which were some of the best in that genre. However, his tragedies including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello are what made him notorious. They are thought to be some of the best-written accounts of the English language.

He passed away at the same home in England in which he was born. However, most people do not know how William Shakespeare died. Some speculate he drank too much one night and contracted a fever, which led to his untimely death at the age of 52. Romeo and Juliet is still considered one of the paramount love stories of all time.

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