political language (UK version)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 31 03:50:19 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 9:47 AM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Wussup? Â Is UK the preferred new dialect of the future?

A good question, Tom. I myself have wondered why it is that speakers
of a wide variety of non-AmE dialects of English play such a prominent
role as voice-overers and shills, the Geico "gecko," the Sham-wow
(sp?) hustler, and that garden gnome springing readily to mind.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

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