Re: CHAT: I need help with the concept "New World Spanish"
|Date:||Monday, September 2, 2002, 11:07|
--- Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote: > John Cowan
> Would a Brit. automaker protest and take umbrage if
> an American colleague
> wrote to him about tires, fenders, trunks and hoods?
> Is that considered
> "unacceptable"?? (It is true, that if GM sent a
> bunch of US-printed owners
> manuals to the UK for mass distribution, then it
> would be a problem, a
> question of intended audience.)
i think you'ld get a certain amount of confusion. just
as it takes me a few seconds to work out what an
american is going on about when they talk about
'fawcets' (sp?) when i'ld talk about 'taps'
there's also the peculiarity in the numbering of
floors of a building, britaing going ground, 1st, 2nd
and america going 1st, 2nd, 3rd. i imagine this can
cause a lot of confusion
> In the case of books actually imported from the UK,
> I don't recall ever
> reading an American review that focuses on
> "unacceptable" British
i'ld hope not ! ;-p
bnathyuw | landan | arR
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