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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 579

Saying things in the English accent I still don’t mind if Americans want me to talk to them just so they can get off on my accent. That’s cool with me. I guess it could be considered that I am … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 565

My American friend’s commentary on the USA This week in the USA it’s been a busy news week (depending on how you view news). An American friend of mine seemed slightly overwhelmed and exasperated by his own country and asked … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 555

‘In the Club’ There’s a radio commercial I keep hearing at the moment for a wholesale store called Sam’s Club and it makes me chortle every time because the British meaning of the phrase that they keep repeating is interpreted … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 472

A blog post dedicated to all the ‘Randy’ men There are a lot of men called ‘Randy’ in the USA. I don’t think there are many men at all called ‘Randy’ in the UK. This is probably due to the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 470

Mooching USA stylie The other day I wrote a blog post about living in America as a Brit and I used the term ‘mooching’, as in I was going to mooch around the new Whole Foods supermarket that has been … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 462

The missing H I love to tease my American friends about their pronunciation of the word ‘herbs’. ‘Say the words I spell out,’ say I. ‘H-E-R-B-S.’ ‘Oh, ‘erbs,’ they say. ‘What are you, effing French!? It’s only acceptable to say … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 429

Horseback riding You know, in the USA, these lovely Americans call riding a horse ‘horseback riding’. I mentioned this to an American friend, who was driving me and some Brits around DC. ‘We just call it horse riding,’ said I. … Continue reading

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