>  If he weren't such a twit he'll compliment you on your ability with the
> English language once he realises you're not American! (As in the American
> lady who struck a conversation with my mother - after a few minutes the
> American lady said "Gee. You come from Scotland. And you speak English so
> well!"). ;-)
"... did you have an American teacher?"
I got that once. Austr(al)?ian - they're all the same.
An Irish friend once had trouble convincing a Mid-Westerner
that Ireland was a country in Europe not a State near the