The Broncks', the borough of my childhood, fades away

Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue Dec 4 21:06:46 UTC 2007

paul johnson
Back in the 50/60's when I first started seeing British films I found it
jarring to hear "He was admitted to hospital"  In Chicago I had always
heard 'the hospital'

Paul Johnston wrote:
> The British also talk about "the Argentine" and "the Gambia".  Never
> heard "the Zambia" when I lived there but I am sure it was around.
> Paul Johnston
> On Dec 3, 2007, at 11:42 PM, Doug Harris wrote:

The American Dialect Society -

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