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earlier yesterday i reached out to michelle via a text message for the first time in a while, just saying hello, warm thoughts, all that.

she sent me a friendly response back stating that she was stressed but doing okay, and she asked how i was doing.

i typed relatively generic stuff, i thought. i was a little distracted by work.

whatever i said, she responded back with something like, "laugh! you sound so british!"

i honestly have no idea what gave her that impression, but all of the british telly i've been watching along with the couple of LJ communities I'm now in that have more brits than americans must be rubbing off on my speech patterns.

which isn't a problem, but feels a little odd.

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zqfmbg
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:27 am (UTC)
you didn't say "cheerio" at all, did you?
lifeofmendel
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
nope. i have started saying "cheers' as a closing greeting or as a substitute for "thanks" at times, tho'.
studio_42
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Heh funny. I do the same thing, sometimes w/ brit things (my new fave new-to-me word is 'snogging' :) but more often with deaf-isms as we gloss them in english, especially when I get used to writing that way w/ deaf pals o' mine and then try writing to hearing folks. :) same in conversation, too...it's a hoot.
cidgregor
Jul. 4th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Saying 'telly' can't help the impression, either. =P
lifeofmendel
Jul. 5th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
hehe. s'pose not. i also say 'advert', but i've been doing that for many many years now.
fatass_mcgee
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
Wull Amer'kins and the Brits' is as dif'rent as chalk an' cheese, but still any clever dick 'er smart arse kin' emulate the odda prit' simply, see?

I'll leave now. :(
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