It honestly took me by surprise! As I held both of them in disbelief, I murmured underneath my breath that I thought I spoke English. An Italian gentleman next to me actually heard me and began to laugh. No you don't, you speak American, and it's not the same thing. Up to that point, I had never considered the fact that Italians don't think I speak English... I speak American.
In person, there's no denying it. But when it comes to formal writing, are we that much different? I read BBC all the time, and it doesn't feel like another language to me.
Well, it seems like the British translators are overwhelmed with work right now. I've been very busy myself, but there is a translation that needed to be assigned immediately, and they've asked me to step in.
11,000 words from Italian to English. PS Can you make your English as British as possible? Oh, boy!
So, I leave you with a video from the Italian band, Planet Funk, "Who said?"
"I...I... I've never been to the USA... Deeetroit, New York, aaand LA, but I'm stuck in the UK"