“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

The Queen’s English, Brilliant and Baffling

At first glance, England seems like a great destination for travelers who don’t speak a foreign language. I mean, we share a native tongue, right? Well, maybe…

Would you know how to find a pharmacy to get a band-aid? Will you say yes when the waiter asks if you want a bap or some sponge? Will you figure out where the bathroom is?

Rick Steve’s recent The Queen’s English, Brilliant and Baffling  on Travel Agent Central is good for a smile and also helps understand that, in the words of Oscar Wilde, “We have really everything in common — except, of course, language.”