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Comparing British and American usage

Google Ngram Viewer can compare the popularity of words and phrases over time. For example, typewriter and mobile phone:

It can also compare their popularity in British and American English. For example, mobile phone and cell phone:

As in the chart above, add :eng_gb_2012 (books published in Great Britain) and :eng_us_2012 (books published in the United States) to your word or phrase.

By Resource Centre

The Resource Centre at INTO University of East Anglia.