Friday, August 06, 2004

Divided by a common language

George Bernard Shaw once said that Americans and Britians were "two people divided by a common language." Which is another way of saying that the English, less so the Celtic peoples, are just wierd. Even after being in the UK for the better part of three years and speaking a dialect of the language as my native tongue I am acutely aware of being in an alien culture. Today I paid my rent. I paid it in cash by depositing it in the land ladies account. Evidently this is common in London. It was new to me, however.

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