I must have enough English influence cause I knew what you meant Kate. My best friend is from London, we were together all the time so I guess she rubbed off on me a lot cause when I went back to the states for a visit everyone kept asking if I was from England, or thought that I talked weird. I didn't even realize that I had picked up new words and phrases.
It was during my smoking days, so I even got in the habit of calling cigarettes "fags". People in the states look at you weird if you tell them you're going out for a fag.
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