Among - between

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The difference between the two prepositions among and between is that formal, 'correct' English uses between for two people, things or places. For more than two, among is better.

There is an idiom in colloquial British English used by a speaker who is about to tell a matter that should be kept secret, or at least confidential. "Between you and me and the gatepost." This means "I am telling you in absolute confidence" - the gatepost, of course, not being about to tell the secret to anyone else.
This should, of course in academic English, be "Among you and me and the gatepost" - which to the ears of most native speakers of English would sound ridiculous.