As an American, English is my second language
But I acknowledge that only because the name for the English language is derived from the country in which I now reside, and their views of language & spelling just give me a headache. I actually got into an argument a few days ago when I insisted that there was no “O” in “maneuver” (which there obviously isn’t), except of course the Brits seem to attach “O"s and of course “U"s to various words arbitrarily.
So tonight I will begin a common sense guide to the “British” language, a contradiction in terms if there ever was one. Their idiomatic expressions, quirky pronunciation of vowels, and most importantly why, when you come across one of these creatures, it is better to cross to the other side of the street with your fingers in your ears than to try to comprehend it (the problem is that the variations in language make seeing through an individual’s BS very difficult, and render ones own defenses rather useless).
I will as usual be playing music from across generations and continents, but I have a strange feeling, an omen, almost a haunted, threatening, chill down my spine; that tonight’s show will be filled with rants and invectives the likes of which the Brits have rarely seen, and that Americans may never forget!
I’ll be broadcasting live from Buggery Ol’ Blighty at 11:00pm GMT, which is 6:00pm Eastern/3:00pm Pacific in the USA, and midnight in Western Europe on
KMRL Mojo Radio Live. Make sure to come in to the KMRL chat room to say hi while you’re at it.