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Salon Discussion - Life in the UK & US with Inez Santori

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Tuesday, November 3: Salon with Inez Santori, Life in the UK & US

"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. She joined us 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. 

Some links about the two different sides of "the pond":

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

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