The use of ‘pronto’ in America certainly comes from Spanish heard in the southwest, yet the word was in use earlier in Britain (in a musical context), and borrowed from Italian!
Know any other examples of convergent evolution?
Speaking of language in the Old West, I always associated ‘newfangled’ with that period in a Gabby Hayes kinda way. Turns out it was used in Britain as early as the late 15th century.
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