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I just joined a newly started comm, the U.S. of Eh.  Inspired by such helpful groups as Doctor Who Britpicking, it exists to provide information about North American English and culture (U.S. and Canada).  It's open to help people in any fandom.

I am not a mod or anyone official, but I think this comm is a really good idea.  I know I'm very grateful to the kind British folk who correct my Americanisms and tell me what foods would be appropriate for certain occasions.  And I know I grimace when I read fanfics set in the U.S. and a supposedly American character runs out to the "car park" because he remembers he has a date at "half seven".

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, consider joining the comm.  To be really helpful, they'll need people from all over, since language and culture are often regional.  And maybe plug it in some of your other fandoms.  I saw this in a House M.D. comm, but there are a lot of other fandoms with a North American setting and fans overseas.
  (For that matter, even in British fandoms such as Doctor Who, authors often set a story in North America, or crossover with an American fandom.)

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garpu
Apr. 15th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
oh cool. :) Now if only we could get Big Finish to join...or at least the people who do the "American" accents for them.
kensieg
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
I just joined. I've had the same experience you've had where the supposedly American character is talking like a Brit.
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