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by Fricka on ‎01-20-2012 01:15 PM

That sounds like a great book, Ellen. As for the differences between language in the U.K and the U.S, George Bernard Shaw once famously said, we were " Two countries divided by the same language.".

I'm pretty much the lone anglophile in my household--I love watching old Britcoms like "Are You Being Served?" "Keeping Up Appearances," and "As Time Goes By."  Dramatic programs like Cranford and Downtowon Abbey are great treats to watch, IMO. However, my mother in particular claims she cannot understand the dialect. I've had to resort to buying the DVD's of a lot of the BBC programs I like, and waiting to play them at night after my parents have gone to sleep. Blimey!

by Blogger Ellen_Scordato on ‎02-07-2012 02:36 PM

That's a great story, thanks!

I remember when Guy Ritchie films first had subtitles, because of the Cockney and underworld accents, and I thought, "What! But it's in English!" Still, like you I'm a fan of the old Britcoms and able to decode accents from pretty much all over the Isles. Tho' I never did watch East Enders. . . .

 

 

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