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On 9 Sep 2004 16:31:18 GMT, Areff <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>First off, you get Oy!ed for using that expression "the States". This isNaturally. We have mandatory weekly meetings to discuss how Americans
>a deprecated usage outside of military and diplomatic contexts. Odd thing
>is, the British think Americans commonly use "the States" (they don't),
>and the Americans think the British commonly use "the States" (they do,
>but only because they mistakenly think that's what Americans commonly do).
have improved our language, and how we might ape them. It's the main
topic of conversation on the Clapham Omnibus.
"They're round, and they bounce."
Regards - Ian
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