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Why are the British so beastly to Yanks? Donna Freed

Features | By Donna Freed

I’ve done my best to pick up the local customs. I shop for coriander instead of cilantro and I can pronounce Leicester, Worcester and Edinburgh flawlessly. But I still occasionally slip on the sidewalk, says Donna Freed

I’m from Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk – so nice I have to say it twice. Despite arriving in London over 15 years ago, I’ve retained my honking New York accent. And so I’ve come across some irksome preconceptions about Americans. ...

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