Blog: Two nations divided by a common language
Dave Leggett | 21 April 2005
My colleague Graeme Roberts has drawn my attention to something mildly amusing in the LA Times's 'Only in LA column: miscelLAny'. It reads thus:
Interesting that British-made Range Rovers sold in the U.S. come equipped with voice navigation systems that use British terms. Driving near the Santa Ana Freeway, my nephew heard the gizmo say, "In three-quarters of a mile, merge onto the motorway." I've heard the Santa Ana Freeway called a lot of things, but never that.
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