Boys Will Be Boys

I uncovered an old essay of mine from November 2013 in my English Comp I class. It was a group project, which at that time meant that I wrote all of it while everyone else watched. Enjoy! Boys Will Be Boys On a hot summer afternoon, two boys sat in a court. Solemn, distraught, guilty… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys

Real English

Hello everyone!

To my few followers, I apologize for neglecting the blog the past week or so. I just returned from a trip to England a few days ago, and the jet lag was not as merciful as I would have liked.

Fields of Manchester
Streets in Liverpool
Irish Sea

Yes, England. I traveled with my mum and brother around the Liverpool/New Brighton and Manchester area. Our second hotel was actually just next to the Irish Sea. Gorgeous lighthouse. If we hadn’t been as busy as we were, I could have sat and written for hours.

Alas, good things come to an end. But I tried to think of something I learned there that I can share on a writing blog. And I do have one thing. I spoke and joked and all that jazz with some friends I met for the first time. What about? America vs. England. I won’t go into everything we “argued” about.

But one was the English language. My friends, at least, think that they speak the REAL English language. They have the true accent and the true spelling. Everything we have is the American version. Apparently, I have a VERY strong American accent.

As I am a true American (aka: Irish, Scottish, German, Polish, American Indian, and have no true English blood in me at all), I am inclined to agree with them. Sure, we don’t spell color “colour”, and we don’t say “Cheers!” for “Thank you!”. But we Americans also don’t use fancy, elaborate words in everyday speech–like “brilliant”, and “revolting”, and “indeed”. Sure we may write in English papers. But do we say it on a day-to-day basis? Let’s face it: no.

But they do. The English language is the most complex language on the planet. Why? Well I think one of the reasons is that we have so many words that have different connotations, textures, you name it. I believe our culture has dulled it down a bit. Face it: we say “like” every 5 seconds to think of a good word.

In England, however, I noticed that they speak those big fancy words that the average American teenager would laugh at. But I don’t laugh at it. I think its beautiful. That’s why I came back with a different “accent”.

I think they’re the ones that speak real English.

More to come!

~J.L. Cordova