Re: Two meanings in "American"

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 23 Feb 1995 17:52:50 -0500

Hi Douglass: Did you grow up in Canada? I grew up in Montreal, our
teachers were frequently English, and we were trained not on a negation,
but to be modest. "Blowing your own horn" was considered very bad form.
So when I came to the U.S. to live in my early 20's I was often confused
about how to present myself, since I quickly learned that Americans blew
their own horns routinely. Have you ever lived in the good old U.S.A.? Ruby.