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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 620

In America we call this…. My American friends love hearing all the different words we use for various things. You know, like ‘pavement’ and ‘mobile phone’. However, recently I met a chap who loved to tease my Britishness in the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 568

Accents in The Wire As a Brit in the USA, I am fascinated by how fascinating my accent is to Americans. ‘Say this word and this one and this one!’ they cry (often British swear words appeal to a certain … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 386

Stop press: the English invented baseball Really?! Well, apparently so, according to that ever-truthful newspaper that is the Daily Mail. To be fair the info came from Visit England and it says thus: “Historians believe that the American game of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 328

The Christmas Break So, what has the UK Desperate Housewife UK been up to over Christmas week? Taking in a lot of American history, don’t ya know. And pondering about what makes American people American, and what made them not … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 295

Cheers! I’ve noted that I say ‘Cheers’ a lot. This is a mostly Brit thing. And I think it confuses my American chums on occasion. What I am saying is either ‘Thanks’ or ‘You’re welcome.’ It seems that we Brits … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 280

Limericks Dear American chums. Do you have limericks? I don’t know if you do, but we Brits enjoy them very much, especially saucy ones. A limerick is a short, humorous, often nonsense ‘poem’ and comes in a five-line anapestic meter … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 223

The Season of the Spelling Bee It is the season of the Spelling Bee. Competitions galore in the USA. The purpose of the Spelling Bee competition is to ‘help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop … Continue reading

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