I’m flummoxed!

Erin McKenna
2 min readAug 2, 2022

The Joys of the British Dialect

Last weekend I spent some time at the central train station in Philly waiting for a friend and her family. The train was late, and as I waited, I couldn’t help but overhear the sheer number of European accents.

I don’t know if rail travel is more common in Europe (I suspect it is), but there were almost 50–50 percent of American English dialects to European accents.
Since my knowledge of German, Spanish, French, or any other European language is shoddy at best, the only one where I could pick up on what anyone else was saying was British English.

Erin McKenna

Writer hoping to spread joy and laughter. Loves dogs, pasta, Nova basketball, volunteering and learning about different cultures.