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Hobbit

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Spillover
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:14:54 AM »
I happily typed in overspill in yesterday's standard puzzle & was astonished when it came up as rare.  Although I had never come across it I tried spillover & it was common.  I have long been familiar with overspill.  Bletchley was one of the first overspill towns for people moving out of London.  I'm wondering if I've lost the plot a little but I honestly don't think I've ever heard of spillover as one word before.  Is this another example of the difference in words in our different countries?  or is it just something I've simply forgotten? ;D

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Re: Spillover
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 07:30:53 AM »
This one puzzled me as well. Overspill is pretty frequently used in the UK, though I suspect it might be less familiar in other parts of the Anglophone world ...
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Re: Spillover
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 09:58:55 AM »
I've heard of spillover in the political sense, overspill is not a word I've heard often.