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12 Ways to Speak and Spell Like an American

Working as a journalist in Los Angeles, I often read requests for people who can speak and understand “British English” or “American English” – but what does that mean? As a new arrival in the U.S.A. you will notice that some things are different – and sometimes very different. 1. Swaps Thanks to modern communication, […]

10 Things Americans Say… and What They Really Mean

  When it comes to the spoken word, Americans are a truly baffling bunch. So we’ve decoded their most irritating idioms. 1. When an American shop assistant says, “Have a nice day!” Translation: “Honestly, I don’t care what kind of day you have. But please tell my manager I was friendly so I get extra […]