April 15, 2008

Idiom and ignorance

Via an e-mail from Mac:

Being able to speak the Queen's English can take you a long way in the world. Conversely, as this story in the Register demonstrates, not being able to speak properly can severely limit your horizons:-
A 19-year-old Saaarf London girl has been advised to use the Queen's English on the phone after her hunt for a cab to whisk her to Bristol airport ended less than satisfactorily.
Read on.