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TMN Weekender

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Athletes from around the world are making their way to London for the 2012 Olympics. Even for many Americans, Britain is a strange and exotic place, peopled with natives speaking a language that manages to be at once familiar and incomprehensible.

In this edition of the TMN Weekender, a selection of stories exploring the essence of Englishness. Ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.

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TMN Editor Liz Entman Harper has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman Harper