A nation divided by a common language

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 31 16:13:02 UTC 2010

On an old clip on Turner Classic Movies, director George Sidney (born in
Long Island City in 1916) says that when Ava Gardner (born in Grabtown in
1922) came to Hollywood in the '40s, "She couldn't speak English. She was
from the South."

You couldn't understand her.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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