A Conversation for The Chemistry of Autumn Colours
Livzy Started conversation Mar 2, 2000
I suppose the Yanks could just as easily called it "Drop"
Or perhaps "Trees Are Bald"
Or perhaps "Geting colder"
Or perhaps "Not Summer"
Or perhaps "Nearly Winter"
Just as silly as "Fall" anyway
Jimi X Posted Mar 2, 2000
I Am Iron Man Posted Mar 2, 2000
Apparently, referring to autumn as "the fall" was originally British. According to Bill Bryson (in either Mother TOngue or Made In America, both very good books) it was an Elizabethan expression that died out in Britain but continued in America. I think there are numerous other Elizabethan expressions that America continued using long after Britain stopped.
Jimi X Posted Mar 3, 2000
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