Re: Briticisms and Americanisms

Subject: Re: Briticisms and Americanisms
From: Stephen Bernhardt <sbernhar -at- NMSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 14:00:33 -0700

On Thu, 27 Jan 1994, Shannon Ford wrote:

> What about the use of `Cheers' Americans use this? I can't remember any
> more, I've been around Brits for too long now. British accents seem normal
> to me, even :-)

We tend to say it as we lift our beers, rather than as we part.

> One Americanism that is reviled by all: `Have a nice day'. I find this funny
> because every culture I've lived in (ok, only 3 ) has something similar.
> My husband read somewhere that everyone in America (slight exaggeration)
> now says `Missing you already' instead of `Have a nice day'. Is this true?
> Or did some reporter have one frightening experience in a Hollywood cafe?

I have never heard anyone ever say "Missing you already." I agree on
"have a nice day" or its sportier version ' Have a good one." gag me.

> Stephen A. Bernhardt >
> Department of English, Box 3E >
> New Mexico State University >
> Las Cruces, NM 88003 >
> 505-646-2027 FAX 505-646-7725 >
> e-mail sbernhar -at- nmsu -dot- edu >

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