Subscriber since: November 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
About Me
After 16 years in the USA, my British accent is as pure as it was when I stepped into Washington Dulles airport on my first day. I was excited and totally thrilled to be here - it had been a dream of mine for many years and I felt confident that after having spent so much time in different parts of America as a tourist on vacation, it would not take me any time at all to feel at took a lot longer than I expected as I had wildly Well, 16 years later I live in Raleigh, NC with my 12 year old son, Liam whom I adopted at the age of 4 days. Liam was born in Washington DC although his birth family originate from Guatemala, and is a football loving all American boy who is digging his heels in at my suggestion that learning a few words of Spanish might be a good idea. So far his vocabulary includes "Quesadillas", "yo no hable espanol" (I don't speak Spanish") and "dos Coca-Colas favor:" (I'll let you work that one out for yourselves)
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Favorite Word:

I love this word because it is one that celebrates good fortune that may come when you least expect it. I watched a movie recently of the same name and it was serendipitous that my favorite actor, John Cusak, starred in it.
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Least Favorite Word:

Overused as a 'catch all' for 'great', fantastic, and many other terms that could more specifically describe the emotion being communicated. I have caught myself using it too - and I'm English!
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Favorite Quote:

"Two great nations divided by a common language"
- George Bernard Shaw