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PostPosted: 21 Apr 2017, 14:20 
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Our esteemed Mr Edwards brought up the topic of language in another thread. I used what he called an Americanism.
You can have a bunch of grapes, flowers, bananas, meaning more than one or several. Why can't you have a bunch of people where bunch means several or a group.
From Wikipedia:

bunch
noun
group,cluster, clump, knot;
group, assemblage, collection

Slightly more seriously, apart from evolving, language across English speaking tending to level is something I have observed. Because of the common media, people are exposed to words that have become commonly used by different nations. And some local vernacular is getting lost. In some ways, I think that's a shame.

But maybe there is a positive side to it. People from different nations or even differeent parts of the same country would be better able to communicate with each other with fewer misunderstandings.



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