An American linguist in England, working @SussexUni. This is the Twitter presence of 'Separated by a Common Language' blog.
I shd've bought V-day chocolate. :( But a former student's sent this Hotel Chocolat wrapper w/ AmE/BrE translation
I submit: it is impossible to follow these instructions & impractical if you need the loo for its intended use.
Things I didn't expect re panto #3: Dandini was Alan Cummings & Rob Brydon's secret love child. Left here:
Why, yes, that is a photo of fish & chips w/ MUSHY PEAS in an ad(vert) for a new American restaurant in Brighton.
You can tell an "American" bakery is in Surrey when its flapjacks aren't pancakes.
DotD: AmE 'program' v BrE 'programme' UK-based international conference, US spelling.
Everyone else in SE England is talking about the lovely weather. I literally have a dark cloud over my head.
While you're visiting SbaCL Headquarters, do take the tour:
Separated by a Common Language Headquarters (geddit?) Yes, this is mine.
Today's DotD commemorates buying these cuties in UK kids' size 7.
US/UK/Sweden Easter basket mash-up.
Couldn't make pastel eggs w/the brown ones here, but leaving them in the dye a long time worked well
They let me swear allegiance to the Queen & her descendants in spite of my retro 70s suit & bad hair day:
Grover chose this book herself at the library. Are linguists born or made? #FB
Google ngram view of -ise versus -ize (in 'humani-e') in British English 1800-2008
btw, the authority for today's DotD was (as it often is) John Algeo's corpus-based book:
Found in Canada. BrE readers will find this amusingly very rude.
DotD: BrE speakers can call this 'paddling'. AmE ones would call it 'wading'. BH & Grover @ Diana Memorial
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