I spent a couple of years living in Cambridge, England where I learned to speak British English and quickly came to realize Americans speak an entirely different dialect. I came to enjoy noting language differences and sharing my discoveries with my supervisor at work, Dr Andrew Lacey (the Brits don’t use periods or “full stops”… Continue Reading Idioms Away and Dialect Demagoguery!
I am so glad I found Grammarly. One of the frustrations I have with WordPress is that it refuses to incorporate a spell or grammar check in its dashboard. Sure, I can draft in Word, which has its own built-in spelling and grammar check, and upload new pages to WP. But this is rarely a smooth… Continue Reading Relax. You’re Using Grammarly.
Author’s Note: I wrote this blog just prior to the terrible attack on Westminster Bridge March 22. I sincerely hope this event won’t dissuade anyone from traveling there. There really is no place like England, regardless of how you speak English. England is Part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom England itself is a… Continue Reading Understanding English in England