Comments: It's not English, English...

Such a big fuss about the event here in U.S., all networks covering it live. Can imagine the coverage of planning, rehearsals and rituals has taken over British media. Along with some not very flattering likenesses of the soon to be crowned on tea towels and mugs..

Posted by Kippy on 29 April, 2023 at 7:40 PM

"Nasty Americanism," LOL, well, I can't argue! But I can say that I have never used or likely ever heard that word - or non-word.

I heard of it coming up, but I don't see anything on tv now, been out and about so must have missed it.

Posted by Scoakat on 29 April, 2023 at 10:40 PM

Some info from 2009:

My 1976 6th edition Concise OED does not include this word, so it does not exist.

Posted by Blue Witch on 30 April, 2023 at 7:35 AM

I even saw it in a BBC article recently

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 30 April, 2023 at 8:03 AM

Your last line reminded me of the song "There's a hole in my bucket." :)

I too have shuddered at hearing this word. I consulted the full OED. "Coronated" exists as an adjective, dating from 1682: of flowers, arranged in a whorl; (botany & zoology) furnished with a corona, or something resembling a crown; made crown-like. So not a synonym for "crowned" in the regal sense, but not an Americanism either. However, "Coronate" (transitive verb) is defined as "To crown" (rare) dating from 1623.

Posted by Tim W. on 30 April, 2023 at 9:03 AM