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Roger Mills wrote:

> David Barrow wrote:
>
> > John Cowan wrote:
> >
> > > Harald Stoiber scripsit:
> > >
> > > > Germans and Austrians differ by speaking the same language.
> > >
> > > "England and America are two countries divided by a common language."
> > >         --George Bernard Shaw
> > >
> >
> > Didn't Oscar Wilde say something similar as well?
> >
> No, but he wishes he had.
> (Apocryphal? Wildeana:  James McNeill Whistler had delived a particularly
> brilliant _mot_, upon which Wilde exclaimed:  "Whistler, I wish I'd said
> that!" and Whistler replied, "You will, Oscar, you will........")

Actually, he did. I found it at

http://www.quotationspage.com/


We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course,
language.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Canterville Ghost, 1882


David Barrow