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English: A Conundrum

Next door but one simply means two doors down, so why can’t they just say that?

Still I can’t resist trying out the English vernacular on unsuspecting Americans.  “Ee by gum.” Okay that is taking it a little far, since this comes from Yorkshire meaning “Oh my gosh!” And most people outside of the region won’t [...]

English: Two languages or one

The gap between American English and English English has perplexed citizens on both sides of the pond over the years. And the curiosity continues today.

As Oscar Wilde pointed out, “the English have really everything in common with the Americans except language of course.” And George Bernard Shaw famously described “England and America as two countries [...]