ABSTRACT

If the English ,court gets from British authorities its ideas of the language that we are supposed to be creating in this country, it is no wonder that an editor who is presumably to be regarded as in some sense the mouthpiece of that distinguished body of ladies and gentlemen holds the views above expressed; for many of the terms that are attributed to us in Great Britain are incomprehensible in this country as well as abroad, and some real Americanisms are so misunderstood, and consequently so misused, when our transatlantic cousins honor them with their quasiapproval by adopting them, that they come to need interpretation to us as much as to any Englishman.