Tuesday, August 26

I Didn't Know That...

Fall gets its name from the longer phrase fall of the leaf that was first used in the mid-1500s. (Spring comes from a similar phrase: spring of the leaf.) Fall took hold in America more than it did in Britain, and in the US, fall is the standard season name.

British speakers are more likely to use the word autumn, which came into English in the late 1300s from an Old French word.

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