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The gradual Americanization of my personal British language

February 10, 2011
The gradual Americanization of my personal British language

On my first trip to the US, I stored some luggage at Newark airport. The security guard asked my name for the label, and as I started my surname, “Zed… Ay… Em…”, he interrupted: “Wah?”. I tried again, ‘Zed, Ay…”. “Huh?”. I mumble at the best of times, but I was fairly sure I...
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