I have noticed a couple Opponauts using what I consider British word choices when I understand them to be born and raised in America. Today, Rob’s NPoCP post included similar choices. Is this an affectation, or do these folks really think and speak in this style as well as write this way, do you think?

“. . . and there’s a luggage rack on the boot that might make you constantly think you’re being followed by a shopping trolly.”

An American would typically say “trunk” and shopping “cart” (or in some parts of the country, “buggy”).

Others like to write “tyre” rather than the American “tire,” or “Mum” instead of “Mom.”