I was born in Scotland in 1970 and lived there until I was 18. Then I studied English at Leeds University, moved to Manchester, then Suffolk, then back to Manchester, across the pond to Toronto and then south to Pennsylvania.
My language is muddled. Almost everyday I say something odd – not odd to my ears but definitely to the people I’m speaking to. There is a specific slightly glazed look people round here get when I either mispronounce something or just come up with a word they’d never use; or that they might use, but not in the context I’m using it. My kids (especially the youngest one) correct me – a lot.
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