Mudcat Café message #1226691 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71422   Message #1226691
Posted By: mg
16-Jul-04 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
Subject: RE: BS: The end of the world is nigh.
People say nigh all the time..like we've been married nigh on 50 years...nigh on 10 miles...it is quite common in America. And many variants of English, including the King's or Queen's own, are spoken here. The reason we do not sound more English is because we were a Dutch place for quite a while and speak English (some of us) with Dutch accents, or so I have been told. mg