Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English, and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde from “The Canterville Ghost”
This page is for those who are a bit confused by familiar words or phrases used herein that do not seem to make sense in American vernacular or in the context offered. These are my translations based on my personal observations, research, and conversations offered sincerely but with a bit of tongue-in-cheek. Please offer comments, corrections or insights. I will cherish each and every.