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Monthly Archives: November 2014


Americanism Heritage

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Finding your favourite biscuits in an American supermarket is harder than you think. The reason is because what we refer to as biscuits are called cookies in America and while Oreo “cookies” are freely available, Oreo “biscuits”, not so much. This is just one example of an Americanism, words coined by Americans that are uniquely American. Generally speaking Americanisms are easy to figure out and perhaps the most relevant to Russell Athletic is the use of “sweatshirt”, what us South Africans refer to as a “tracksuit top”.

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