U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-14-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Europe
160 posts, read 277,522 times
Reputation: 102

Advertisements

As we all know, there are many places in U.S. where Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Greek and other languages are spoken.
So I'm wondering, is there any town/neighborhood in the U.S. where Brits are the majority of population and British English is most commonly spoken language?

Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-14-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
1,988 posts, read 6,370,483 times
Reputation: 645
There are a lot of British tourists and residents in Orlando. In the areas of town by Disney World and Davenport, there are a lot of English transplants, restaurants, bars and businesses.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
6,488 posts, read 16,148,250 times
Reputation: 5632
There are tons of Brits in many US cities, but I cannot think of an area of recent Brit immigrants that you could call "Little London" or Englandtown (although there is a place called Englishtown, NJ but I don't think it's majority Brit these days). The dozen or so Brits I've worked with in recent months who live in NYC are scattered all over the place. They tend to be able to afford, and hence live in, some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the City.

Edit: I'll add that I think the closest thing you may find to a community where most people speak a form of British English is if you look to places like Tangier Island, Virginia. It's an isolated community where the local dialect is said to be sort of a fossilized or remnant of 17th Century English

Last edited by lammius; 03-14-2008 at 07:52 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
681 posts, read 2,771,163 times
Reputation: 446
I agree. I don't think there are big dialect communities for British English like there are for other languages. I'm curious about Tangier Island, though...I'm going to have to look that up.

I have noticed a lot of British slang seems to be filtering into American English lately, though...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
2,237 posts, read 6,564,868 times
Reputation: 843
On certain islands in the Chesapeake Bay, supposedly there are communities there that still speak in a 17th century English accent.

Mid-Atlantic travel guide - Wikitravel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2009, 03:37 PM
 
1,448 posts, read 2,735,072 times
Reputation: 693
Quote:
Originally Posted by lammius View Post
There are tons of Brits in many US cities, but I cannot think of an area of recent Brit immigrants that you could call "Little London" or Englandtown (although there is a place called Englishtown, NJ but I don't think it's majority Brit these days). The dozen or so Brits I've worked with in recent months who live in NYC are scattered all over the place. They tend to be able to afford, and hence live in, some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the City.

Edit: I'll add that I think the closest thing you may find to a community where most people speak a form of British English is if you look to places like Tangier Island, Virginia. It's an isolated community where the local dialect is said to be sort of a fossilized or remnant of 17th Century English
Tangier Island accent


YouTube - The odd accent of Tangier VA (from AMERICAN TONGUES)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
4,057 posts, read 9,104,743 times
Reputation: 3424
This is more the case in Canada
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
657 posts, read 1,311,057 times
Reputation: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by SharpHawkeye View Post
I have noticed a lot of British slang seems to be filtering into American English lately, though...
I'm a fan of British slang. Can you list some examples of what you've heard entering American English? Is it rhyming slang or just general terms?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
398 posts, read 1,162,514 times
Reputation: 207
Quote:
Originally Posted by back2dc View Post
I'm a fan of British slang. Can you list some examples of what you've heard entering American English? Is it rhyming slang or just general terms?
I've been hearing the word "dodgy" a lot around here!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
13,856 posts, read 22,955,873 times
Reputation: 6679
http://www.city-data.com/top2/h42.html

Santa Monica, California seems to be the largest city listed. However this is for "born in the UK" and not specifically England. So far all I know Santa Monica just has lots of Scottish-accented people or they're all British transplants who abandoned their accent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top