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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
QUOTATION: England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.—“Picturesque Speech and Patter,” Reader’s Digest, November 1942, p. 100.

This has not been verified in his published writings, but a number of quotation books published after 1942 have included this quotation, without naming the original published source.
SUBJECTS: English language