[PW] question for any British wombats

Mark Carson mahousu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 08:42:23 PDT 2015


There are many references to "baby boomers" in British newspapers, so the
term seems well-known there. An interesting fact, though - the largest baby
boom ever in the UK was in 1920. Subsequent peaks after WWII approached,
but did not equal it:
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16853368

On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:31 AM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am reviewing the US edition of a novel by a British author. I realize
> that Americanisms creep into languages all over the world, but the
> narrator's language still seems odd to me. The narrator is English, 23 and
> a recent Cambridge dropout.
>
> She uses phrases like "graduate summa cum laude" instead of "get a first"
> and also has used the phrase "baby boomers" at least once.
>
> Those phrases and terms seem very un-British to me.
>
> Thoughts on this?
>
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