The answer is... "yes."
The American variety of the English language has contributed a great number of interesting and peculiar words to our vocabulary. Words such as riproarious (“hilarious”), flummadiddle (“nonsense”), and bodacious (“noteworthy”), all of which first appeared in the United States in the 19th century. Who doesn’t love a nice, juicy Americanism?
A great number of people, it turns out, many of whom are from the United Kingdom.
British writers have been mocking Americanisms for hundreds of years now, although in some cases the objects of their derision are not actually from North America (or even commonly used here). Which is fine, since an Americanism needn’t have originated in America; it is defined as “a characteristic feature of American English especially as contrasted with British English.”
Following are 7 cases where British writers have accused some word of having socially awkward parentage.