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As an American who now does a lot of his reading with the BBC (working at the Council will do that!), I’ve had the impressionistic feeling that this is more common in BrE than AmE.
Beliefs, values and theory aside, I think there may be a BrE and AmE difference relating to scale with the word ‘curriculum’.
He may have judged that a German of that age who would have learnt BrE would succeed in an approximation to AmE pronunciation but not its variant preferences with respect to individual lexical items.
In BrE it has this use, but is also used to mean 'thank you', 'goodbye' or 'thanks and goodbye'.
Archive 2008-07-01 2008
If the usage may not be recognised in the UK, certainly no chance I should ever encounter it in any form in Armenia, where BrE is what is taught and learned.
On being a tragic DC 2009
For some reason I had a notion that stress was disregarded in all cases in BrE, but obviously words like "targetted" fall a little less than easily on the eye.
This means that American 'my grain' pronunciation is a known variant in BrE.
One could point out many Americanisms that have found very comfy homes in BrE, and which no one complains about.
And this is why there usually are ten times as many candidates for AmE-to-BrE Word of the Year as BrE-to-AmE candidates.
She looked out of the window [BrE]/She looked out the window.
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