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NEW YORK LETTER.
New York, Aug. 28. The
English language in America is
something like the English Ian
guage in England. And, again,
it's something different. Common
words have come to have mean-
ings in this country-that are quite
unknown on the other side.
A local publisher who came to
New York from London fifteen
years ago, and had not been back
home till this summer, is telling
of an experience he had while in
England which amusingly illus
trates this fact.
Soon after he landed he had oc
casion to use a telephone. He
called for his number, and after a
wait of a few seconds a voice said :
"What's that? ye yelled, ifi
"You're through! You're
throhgh !" called the voice in matter-of-fact
The British-American became
"I'm not through!" he shouted.
"I haven't even commenced!
What do you mean by telling me
Just what the aggravated man
would have said next he himself
does not know, for just then his
call was answered by the person
he was trying to get, and he went
ahead with his conversation.
Afterward he remembered that
although in America "I'm
through" means "I've finished,"
it has no such meaning in Eng
land, meaning "from one point to
another," and the telephone oper-
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qonnection was made. . ,.
If you will look into your
American distionary you will find
authority for the use of the word,
made by the English telephone
operator, but not for the use 01
it made by every American every
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