Daily Archive: December 1, 2014


Snippets from San Marcos

It may have been George Bernard Shaw who said that England and America are two countries divided by a common language.   It’s both the differences and the similarities to British speech and custom that startle visitors to the US. Speech “You’d better not say Tow-marto when you’re in America, Granny,” said Cal Gal. “They don’t understand you, say tow-maydo.” Gulp.  Here in Southern California the Cleddau crew’s British accents and pronunciations are foreign then.  “Hey, where d’you guys come from?”...