LANGUAGE BARRIER: The Mrs. and I have become attached to a primetime TV drama on BBC America, Footballers Wives. (Don't worry, it is only entertainment programming. I would never count on the liberal biased BBC for news coverage.) It's a fun program, soap opera in style. But even though the characters are speaking English, I can only understand about 50% of the dialogue. The British accents are so thick that every other word is mumbo jumbo. And I am not hip to all the British slang. Needless to say, I have to concentrate much harder when watching Footballers Wives than when I watch other TV dramas. My wife and I are always asking one another, "did you catch that?" or "what did they just say?" Because it's a soap opera and plotlines are familiar, you can usually figure out what is going on. But the English doesn't really sound much like English.
Put your own "me" in media and tell me what you think.