Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 17:08:01 +0000 From: "C.M.Thomas" Subject: Driving > No, C.M. But have you noticed that everyone in Britain drives on the wrong > side of the road? And forgets to pronounce their final and post-consonantal > [r]'s? More work for those genome mappers. > > --Larry > That's a common misconception actually. The truth is that it is most of the other countries of the world drive on the wrong side of the road, and the British are the ones who are right (by driving on the left). And a good deal of British people (eg. West country, Scotland, Ireland) do pronouncd the aforesaid [r ]'s, although I don't as I'm a Lancashire lass. Charlotte Thomas