An American Lexicon
This is an alphabetically-organised lexicon of America. It includes some American word "translations", some American institutions and a bit of detailed background where appropriate or interesting. Where necessary, links are given that will take you to even more detailed pages in my American Encyclopedia pages - those marked with are external sites.
I've tried to use reliable sources to confirm my own knowledge or from which to extract the information Inevitably, some sources differ from others and as far as possible I've tried to reflect these discrepancies but it isn't always easy. If you see something that is worth expanding or correcting, please let me know
One other point - entries are usually listed under the American word. Trying to do two lexicons (AE->BE, and BE->AE) would be just too much at this stage. However, where appropriate I've occasionally included a British English entry, and marked it with BE
IMPORTANT: For those of a sensitive disposition, I should add that I've included a number of "vulgarities", but usually with the intention of pointing out the dangers of using an otherwise inocuous term which might be seriously misunderstood.