I love living in the USA.
The weather is fantastic, people are friendly, I can see palms trees out the window,
petrolgas is cheap and I can own a gun. Life is good.
Saying that... I've been here over five years now and I've definitely noticed that I'm picking up a few verbal american'isms. I find myself developing a transatlantic inflection on many of my speech patterns. I'm frequently asked either (a) "Are you Australian?" or (b) "My cousin lives in England - do you know him?". Luckily, the answer to both questions is "No"
I regularly recharge my English Accent Batteries by listening to podcasts from the BBC. A fun alternative to the incessant twang of country music geeetars on my local radio. If you haven't played with podcasts yet grab yourself a free podcast listener like Juice (or even iTunes if you have gone to the dark side) and click one of the links below.
The big list of most excellent British Broadcasting Corporation Podcasts follows:
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What The Papers Say takes a look at how the broadsheets and red tops treat the week's news.