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Send “gotten” back across the Atlantic

I know I’m boringly pedantic about our beautiful English language, but I’m becoming increasingly irritated at the way Americanisms are becoming the norm.

The latest is “gotten”.   It is frequently heard on radio and television, including from those who should know better.

The past participle of the verb “to get” is “got”.

The Americans can do what they like in their own land.   They’ve already spent centuries mangling English.

Here in England, though, let’s cherish our language, and consign “gotten” to the rubbish bin.

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For We Are the People of England, and We have not Spoken Yet.

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