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Sit Down and Shut Up

In response to our latest podcast, friend of the show Mark Cockram sent us this from across the pond. While I agree with everything in it, some of them I’ve just grown accustomed to (I think I could ignore someone eating nachos, unless is was a particularly quiet movie), and some I never thought to be scared of (like someone removing their shoes), but now I will be scared of in the future.

And, even the phrase “sit down and shut up” sound more refined with a British accent. Unless, I’m guessing, you’re actually in Great Britain, in which case, it packs the sting that is intended.

Mental note to ask Mark: If things in a British accent sound charming to American ears, even if they’re not intended to be charming, does everything in an American accent sound crude and cutting to British ears?

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