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BY Amparo Pikarsky
Saturday, September 8th, 2012

My father, who came to the US from Cuba in the 60′s, always studied the language of a country before he visited it. In the late 70′s, he had the opportunity to visit Great Britain, and in preparation, he spent six months watching Masterpiece Theater and the other great BBC imports on Channel 13. On the day he arrived in London, I got a phone call. “I want to go to Buckingham Palace. I asked someone how to get there, and he told me to ‘take the lift to the tube.’ What is a lift? What is a tube?” Sadly, those terms hadn’t been taught during The Forsyte Saga…