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"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde

THE hot topic of the moment: the United Kingdom officially leaving the European Union. As a British national, and a keen Europhile, needless to say these are sad times for me. The advantages I have enjoyed as an EU citizen will no longer be just a formality for my children as they grow up. Gone are the days of Erasmus exchanges, enjoying carefree freedom of movement to discover the world as a student. Nevertheless, as a good, respectable Brit, I shall KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON: I'm ready to complete my application for a residency permit to continue living in France. I shall carry on teaching my children English while they learn La Marseillaise at school. And as soon as Covid-related travel restrictions ease, I shall travel once again to the UK to visit my family. Luckily, I'm an optimist and tend to look on the bright side. Every cloud has a silver lining, as you all know! Or to quote the great Oscar Wilde, "The basis of optimism is sheer terror." What's your view of the matter?! While you ponder the question, here's a little light reading for you - Enjoy! #translation #culturaldiversity #language #english #francais #traduction #origins #brexitready #brexitnews #englishlanguage #european #europile

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