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I'm sorry guys, I prefer chaps.

I am concerned about the increasing Americanisation of Britain. President Bush told Tony Blair to go to war, we have an American female general secretary of our nursing and, until recently, an American woman in charge of our Olympics committee.

More recently, an American designed Princess Diana's fountain, also we have an American telling our police how to do it.

Add to this the number of Brits wearing American-style baseball caps and the word 'guy' appears to be superseding the good old British 'lad', 'chap' and 'bloke'.

D Oldfield

Wordsworth Avenue, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 16, 2004
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