British people are really mad about "Americanisms" entering the Queen's English. Some of the most hated make sense — nobody likes "It is what it is." But Brits apparently also hate "train station," "burglarize," and "gotten." And here's one Chris Fackrell's peeve:

To put a list into alphabetical order is to "alphabetize it" — horrid!

Other horrid consequences of American influence include ladies wearing trousers, men being seen in public without their powdered wigs, and mass unemployment of footmen.


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