Something like 7 generations seperated them from Britain. As I understand it, the colonists were considerably taller than the brits as well.
Pirates must be rhotic speakers.
...and they had much better, whiter and straighter teeth than our cousins across the pond!
The Original GW made a deal with God. He said “I will wear wooden teeth if the rest of America can have great teeth”
So, today as a nation, we have the best smiles.....EVER!
True, there are random hot chicks worldwide that have hot smiles.... but as a rule.. Americans rock!!!!
(and we have better haircuts too than our cousins!)
Many Americans were proud to hear their children speaking perfect (for the time) English. For instance the earliest settlers of New Sweden didn't even speak Swedish ~ except for the 5 officers.
Their kids went straight from Sa'ami to English in three generations. That's probably why the "r" coloring is strongest today ~ right where the Sa'ami settled as they moved inland from the coast and its hurricanes.
We ate alot better than the average lobsterback.
And "biscuit" colored (darker of skin) according to the British solders. And more inclined to bath.
Americans were already a mix of British, Dutch, Irish, African and Native American. Not surprising, the people who came over from Great Britain were mostly males. Few of them had the money to order a wife from merry ol' England. They had to find mates among the available females, which meant from the Dutch families if you were high class enough, from transported female convicts (many which were Irish) or from free blacks or a local "Tame Indian".
That was in the cities, out on the frontier your choices were even sparser.