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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 502

Undertaking, USA style I’ve mentioned before how I love driving on the roads in the USA because they are [mostly] big and open and it takes less time to get to places than it does in the UK, because of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 425

Cock up Apparently, Americans don’t use the phrase ‘cock up’. When I say it, I think they are shocked that I just used the word ‘cock’ randomly in a sentence. As if I would! 😉 (Cock up = another word … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 350

Valentine’s Day – Bah Bloody Humbug! (Note: grumpy Brit post follows… 😉 ) I’ve already had it with Valentine’s Day and the ‘everybody gets a card’ nonsense at school and it’s only January. Is this ridiculousness happening in the UK, … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 345

Pittsburgh Steelers The kids round these parts (Maryland that is, of course) support one of two teams generally – The Baltimore Ravens or The Washington Redksins. My son, age 6, knows not a lot about American football, but such is … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 253

British sayings in the USA I love British colloquialisms (okay, slang) – they are part of my culture and often make a sentence all the merrier! I use them frequently in conversations in the USA to my friends, sometimes leaving … Continue reading

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