My â€œBritishâ€ Friend
I have a friend who has several relatives who are British. She has never lived in Britain and was born in America. Despite this, if I write â€œcolorâ€ instead of â€œcolour,â€ or â€œfavoriteâ€ instead of â€œfavourite,â€ she insists Iâ€™ve spelled it wrong, even though itâ€™s the American spelling and how Iâ€™m supposed to spell it. She also chastises me for saying â€œMaâ€ or â€œMom,â€ and becomes absolutely livid when I explain that I just simply wasnâ€™t raised to call my mother â€œMum!â€
She also constantly rants about how awful America is. She never shuts up about it! Sure, I agree with some of her points, but after a while she just starts listing stereotypes and it gets plain offensive.
I love her to death, but her â€œBritishnessâ€ makes me want to throttle her.