the English language as spoken and written in Great Britain, especially in southern England.
The Oldest Abbreviations In EnglishIn the age of LOL, WTF, and OMG, abbreviations are often looked at as a sign of the coming apocalypse. (Spoiler: LOL, WTF, and OMG are not the oldest abbreviations in English—you're shocked, we know.)
Origin of British English
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called British.
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