As the old adage famously goes: you say tom-MAY-toes, and I say tom-MAH-toes. We should probably call the whole thing off, right?

Ever since the might of the British Empire was expelled from the United States, ordinary folk from both sides of the pond have chuckled at each other’s use of the English language and pronunciation.

Here are several important examples you need to remember – simply to make sure no one gives you a weird look when you’re off on your holidays (or, um, “vacation”). More.

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