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Don’t be an ugly American

02 Nov

Upon entering the Royal Yacht Britannia, harbored in Edinburgh, Scotland, we were asked what language we would like the self-guided tour in. We said, “English.” The person following us said, “American English.” She then said it again to the next person that asked. Granted, some British and Scottish accents are hard to understand, but to make a point and say, “American English”? That makes Americans look arrogant and foolish. Do you want it in New York City English? Boston English? Texas English? New Orleans English? Let’s face it, our pronunciation and accents can be just as hard to understand.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2019 in Culture

 

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