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Old 06-14-2019, 11:56 PM
Elendil's Heir is offline
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Originally Posted by Smid View Post
Area is not the thing here, it's history, tradition and population size. Texas has half the population than the UK, and has only been sizeably populated for about a century. By a vast and diverse set of immigrants who's common connection was Texas.

The UK is twice the population size and has 400 more years of modern age population, and limited transport meant that the fiercest rivalries and wars were often with the town down the road, with different speaking sorts... Accent distinction being a source of pride.
"In America, a hundred years is a long time. In Europe, a hundred miles is a long way." - Mark Twain

Originally Posted by The Stafford Cripps View Post
'Guy' has been used in Scotland since the 1930s. I think it's been used in England for at least 50 years.
Even earlier, actually: