A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.
Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom
"Two nations divided by a common language" - and the side of the road they drive on. Inez Santori made a rapid transition from a widowed Vice-Principal in an English High School to the wife of an American artist and singer-songwriter, now living on the eastern shore. She became a citizen last year and this year is voting for the first time in a presidential election. Join her on this election evening for a light-hearted look at the contrasts, challenges and joys of being an English American and how it feels to have the privilege of voting this year. Mild interrogation welcomed!
For your interest and pleasure ahead of the Salon, take a look at these resources:
Separated by a Common Language: Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK
Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions, Making Sense of Transatlantic English: A free preview on Google Books (with some pages omitted but many available!)
57 Crushing Moments of Culture Shock I've Had Since Moving to London: A Buzzfeed list