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Monday, June 19, 2006

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Why Americans can't write convincing English and the English can't write convincing American. Some of the problem here is that when Americans describe an accent phonetically, the English will read the phonetic words in an English accent, which makes things seem really ridiculous. If you want to complain how far off the mark Fitzgerald's "Will you kaindly stop tucking" is, you should be clear about how the English pronounce talking and how Fitzgerald pronounced tucking.