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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 446

State laws As I mentioned in my last blog, I get a little confuddled by state laws and how different they all are. In fact, someone mentioned to me only last week that America was just a big place with … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 324

Christmas cards in the USA So, in the UK, we send Christmas cards that we bought at the shop/supermarket/discount store/posh shop or we make them with crafty bits or our child’s scribbles become the main feature of the card to … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 323

Big bottoms Nope, I am not talking about ladies (or gents) here, folks. I am talking about the bottom bits of American houses (yes, the basements), particularly in the area in which I live (sometimes called McMansionville, I hear…) I … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 292

Hilarity at USA maps I still get confused about where all the states are in the United States. And when I am looking for Maryland it is so small in comparison to the other states, but it actually feels quite … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 263

Don’t blame my mother for the rain So, just because my ma has come over from the UK, I’d like to confirm that she did not bring this current onslaught of weather with her! This is crazy rain. My American … 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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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 70

American language vs British language Summed up, quite aptly by David Mitchell, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw&feature=youtube_gdata_player πŸ˜‰ American friends and bloggers…. If you would like an insight into the British psyche and see what bothers us so in the UK, read this: … Continue reading

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