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Anglophenia: 10 American TV Shows That Were Huge in Britain

The list includes Friends, Happy Days, Fraiser, The West Wing, The Six Million Dollar Man and more. Click through for the entire list.

The Brit List: 10 American Words or Phrases Adopted by Brits

via the Anglophenia Blog:

Did we forget any?

You say VIT-a-min, I say VITE-a-min … 10 Words Pronounced Differently in Britain - Anglophenia

These words look the same in both the U.S. and U.K. but for some reason they do not quite sound the same. Basically the stress is on different syllables but in some cases it’s just plain unexplainable! But, we will try.

1. Vitamin = In the U.K. it’s pronounced how it is spelled VIT-a-min, vit rhymes with wit. Americans pronounced it VITE-a-min, vite rhyming with bite.

2. Aluminum = The British pronunciation is a tongue twister. It comes easier after a few tries. But, then you’re in danger of forgetting how to say it in American-English. Sounding it out may help, al-loo-MIN-ee-um … There’s a second “i” in the British form of the word, aluminium, hence the extra syllable….

Click through to try your hand at the other 8 words.