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Americanisms are colloquial sayings and words that originated within the United States of America. Obviously, my British writing predecessors on this web site have difficulties seperating personal opinions from fact. Yes, the English language originated in England, and British English is a beautiful spoken language. What one must realize, however, is that nearly all of the world's major languages are spoken in different countries, each people group from those geographical locations altering the language spoken with ethnic and cultural influences. Does this make them any less valid in today's world? Perhaps people from Spain believe their version of Spanish is supreme thus claiming people from Mexico use "Mexicanisms". People from Quebec perhaps use Francaisisms, deeming their language inferior as well. As an after thought, just because you once heard the so called words "izzy and izzle" in a rap song, it does not mean those are Americanisms. I surely hope this website is not used as an education tool as it is greatly depraved of fact replaced by opinion and bitterness.
one of many true Americanisms (originated and primarily used in the southern and western states) -- "Y'all" (yawl). A reference in the second person in plural form. Example = "Y'all should actually research your topic before you write ignorantly and willy nilly."
by the American Vampire October 31, 2009
 
1.
Any slang word originating in the United States that has become popular in other countries around the globe.
Bob: That's way cool!
John: I'm sick of all these Americanisms in Australia
by Marty June 17, 2003
 
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Any American-ized word or phrase, such as changing the spelling of words to sound as they mis-pronounce them, using 4 syllables or words where 1 would have sufficed, or inventing a new word or phrase because it sounds nicer (most commonly heard whenever they are 'fighting for peace' again).
Color, Armor, Boro, Aluminum, Leftenant (??), putting Z's instead of S's in words, or using clunky acronyms because they make a meaningful word (Arrogant American Alliance with Rightwing Goverments against Hope!, or Aaargh!)

Weapons Of Mass Destruction (Nukes), The Road Map (Plan), Freedom Fighters (terrorists we like), Terrorists (anyone we don't), Terrorist Suspect (anyone), Liberating <insert name of latest militarily inferior country that has weapons we supplied and something we want> in the Name of Peace and Democracy (slaughter and pillage <name>), Anti-American (anyone who disagrees), Anti-American Activist (anyone that tries to stop us), Our Friends and Allies in Europe (anyone with nukes), 9/11 (oops, apparently having nukes doesn't make you immune to retaliation), Pulling Together in the War for Democracy! (so c'mon England, lets make some NEW enemies!).
by ..WiL May 20, 2005
 
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antonym of Britishism

1) Removing of vowels from the spelling of letters because the speakers accent does not pronounce them. See speech impediment, american accent or I don't like your voice so I won't buy your used car. Dropping of u's is most common.

2) A British design that lost all meaning when American .."integrity"... took it to mass production and cheapened it.
1) Program, armor, color, ton, elevator, prostitoot, ect.

2) Machine guns----> German

automobiles---> German

computers-----> still not effective


Sports cars- British invention with the Vauxhall Prince Henry in 1910. In 1911, the USA responded with the mercer Raceabout, and did not make another until the trials of the corvette in 1953. In 1921, General Motors, who had been pushing crappy cars for a few years, took over vauxhall and turned them from being Bentley's biggest rival to Ford's biggest rival in the UK. Merged with 1926 acquisition opel to sell on continental Europe.

Of course, the 'vette is crap, as most other american cars are (some exceptions built in small numbers.)
by Kung-Fu Jesus April 25, 2004
 
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garbled english masquerading as the correct way to speak in today's global village.
Shizzle on my nizzle something something - a true Americanism
by copernicus July 10, 2003
 
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Americanisms are ridiculous mispellings and mispronunciations of the beautiful English language by the yanks. This often involves missing vitally important letters from such words as 'herbs' (in American ' 'erbs'); maths ('math'); through (thru) and bizzarre pronunciations of words such as basil ('baysill'); mirror ('meeyor')and aluminium (alloominum). We invented it, albeit it with a little help from Ancient Romans, Celts and French so stop messing around with it!
Such Americanisms are

Billy-Jo-Bob: Yo whassap dude, yo mama got any 'erbs?
Mary-Jane-Sue: Yeah, they're in the trunk behind the alloominum foil and math books. Be careful of my sweat pants and sneakers.
by Thingymibob March 19, 2007
 
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The sad fact that America is taking over the world, but we'll stop em!! I guarentee it!!! They can't take over Australia!!!
"Look, it's a pontiac monaro!"
(note that a Manaro is an australian car, a shitty one at that, but NOT a pontiac)
by Torak April 26, 2004