"Separated by a single language" strikes again!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 2 22:05:36 UTC 2012

TIME, March 12, 2012; p.4

We misquoted a British colloquialism uttered by the singer, Adele… As
she accepted a Grammy, we misheard her as saying, "Mom, gold is good!"
In fact, … she said, "Mum, girl done good!"

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

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

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