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Thread #132499   Message #3996598
Posted By: JennieG
16-Jun-19 - 02:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Not only Americans, Gurney......Ozzies use 'career' meaning to move erratically, as in 'the car went careering down the hill'. 'Careen', not so much.

Considering that much of our speech patterns came from various parts of Great Britain rather than the U.S., it could point to an origin on the British side of the pond.