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Notes on Bermudian Language

The English language that Bermuda's first settlers brought with them has evolved into two main forms—a standard English and a local vernacular. Many Bermudians switch back and forth between them at will, depending on the situation. For example, standard English is used in professional settings and in writing, while vernacular Bermudian English is spoken on more casual occasions. Some people who always use the vernacular orally write in perfect standard English.

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