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31 October 2008

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‘How will you get rid of their accents?’
Thank you for printing Justin Webb’s article (24 October)
  • His opening paragraph reminded me of a time, many years ago, when I was walking in Paris – neutral territory – with a young American woman who asked me why I carried on talking with that affected British accent instead of a normal accent
  • A good lesson in humility!

    Many years later, travelling in the Metro in Paris, I overheard a couple discussing learning English, and the young woman said she didn’t want to go to England since she wanted to learn American English
  • I let them know why I was smiling, and told them that the choice was hers and I was not in the least offended

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