Special Requests (was Vote for the Best Scottish Dance Band)

Lee Fuell

Message 35562 · 16 Jun 2003 00:19:44 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Thanks, Jim. What was it Churchill said - two peoples separated by a common
language, or some such? Although how common the languages remain is
somewhat debatable. I consider myself completely fluent in American, passably
fluent in English, and totally lost in lowland Scots.

Lee (who's current favorite bit of British slang is "gobsmacked.")

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Subject: Re: Special Requests (was Vote for the Best Scottish
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> Lee,
>
> My Concise Oxford Dictionary is extremely concise with a one word
> entry "Pleased". Your guess was therefore correct. Even after years of
> working with many North Americans, I am still sometimes amazed at our
> ability to confuse each other.
>
> Jim
>
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