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A British or American Tale

A British or American Tale Oscar Wilde wrote in The Canterville Ghost: “we have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, the language.”

I shall forthwith write a personal tale of my recent life. It’s also a tale of British vs American English. After each paragraph written in British English, I’ll follow with an American English translation. I’ll also include some British slang.

A Personal Tale In Two Languages

British Fortnight Where do I begin? First of all, I’m so completely knackered I dream about an afternoon kip or just having one lie-in. This time a fortnight ago...

American Two Weeks Where do I begin? First of all, I’m so utterly exhausted I dream about an afternoon nap or staying in bed late one morning. This time two weeks ago...

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