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Nice English prose
Nice English sound
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2012/12/22
2:17pm
RobertB
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‘And just like the working girl in a Betjeman poem Tony once read to me, I too washed my smalls in the hand basin of my bedsit.’

I say that makes the case that English still belongs to Brits- Americans can never write that nice. No?

2012/12/22
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Well, there are elements of this sentence that I don’t think would ever come from an American. But I think that there are Americans who would construct equally beautiful prose.

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