Posted: 18/05/2016 at 11:13
Australians have lounge rooms. Ours is a living room although with both dogs flaked out asleep on a sofa each it feels more like a lounging room.
My English conversation scientists have great trouble understanding Americans but did use Americanisms so I always pointed out the difference between those and proper English. Thinks like boot and trunk, tramp and bum and other words that could lead to confusion or embarrassment.
Fil-um is a legitimate regional pronunciation of a word. It's the same in Dutch and Flemish and the north east of England has long ties and common antecedents with them and the Danish and Norwegians.
One of my big dislikes at the moment is "concerning" when the speaker really means worrying, or of concern. Concerning means about or relative to or with reference to.........
And someone should smack the gob of the person or persons who perpetrate the use of gobsmacked when they mean amazed or astonished or overwhelmed which are all perfectly good words.