Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 622

My Americanisms

The other day I emailed my British chum to ask for her ‘cell phone number’. How she must have laughed. ‘Of course, she means ‘mobile phone’, silly thing with her funny Americanisms,’ thought she.

This will happen a lot when I get back to the UK, so I wrote a list of all the things I apologise in advance for saying when I get back home and here is that list, as featured on top expat site Lost in the Pond

That's me!

That’s me!

Enjoy, and, er, sorry! πŸ˜‰

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7 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 622

  1. Oh, boy. This was one thing that made my eye twitch as an American living in England, that damn idea that British English is the “correct” form of English. I know that maintaining an Anglo-American marriage means that neither one of us can hold a superior attitude over either form of English. What I like to tell people is “I love you” is the same on both sides of the Atlantic.

  2. I say use them with pride. It’s a reflection of your experience. They didn’t live here for 3 years. You did.

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