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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 weeks ago

why don't Americans like to use the word "dashing"?

It's more of a Britishly used word, ain't it not?

16 Answers

  • P.L.
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Some people might never have heard the word. Some might not understand it's context.  If you believe that Americans - generally - don't use it then it's Americans whom you should ask about this.  It might just not be in their vocabulary or have a completely different meaning to them and is not one that they choose to use.

    You will find out ONLY by asking them.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Well if they don't they are missing out on one of our most popular Christmas songs ever hey:

    JINGLE BELLS!  🎿🎅👼🤶🧑‍🎄🎄

    "Dashing through the snow

    In a one horse open sleigh

    All the fields we go

    Laughing all the way"  ☃️. 

    Ps. Sorry "The Football God."   Just noticed your answer was about the same thing as mine.  Great minds think alike lol.  🖖🙂👍

    Source(s): I know it is still kind of a long way off but, Merry Christmas to everyone. Be kind, nice and thoughtful towards all you meet. Bye. 🖖🙂
  • 2 weeks ago

    Dashing through the Snow is American

    Dashing as in Me is British

    Dashing around we all do that at Times

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    isnt dashing for a bus and he looks dashing in hes suit the same !!! americans use running for the bus or doesnt he look suffisticaled . as an american what the difference between a truck and a lorry ??

  • 2 weeks ago

    It's not that Americans "don't like" to use the word. They simply don't use it.

    Same as we don't say "multiple times" but "several times".

    To those who aren't sure, "dashing" is an adjective - a little old-fashioned these days but NOT "snobbish"  - meaning something like a combination of elegance and daring.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    That's what I do in my one horse open sleigh.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    No it ain't. Brits stopped using it in the 50s.

  • 2 weeks ago

    It reeks of upper class speech. And one think Americans don't like is rich snobishness 

    Source(s): Native American English speaker.
  • 2 weeks ago

    For the same reason that Brit's don't like to say "lousy."  i.e., local dialect preferences.

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