Migration patterns

The BBC has some interesting figures on immigration in their Migrant World, which includes several personal stories of migration, and a decent glossary of


.  Every once in a while it hits home that I'm not from round here,

when I have to say "no tom-AY-doe please" instead of "no tom-AH-Toe," when someone asks me whether the accelerator is

on the far left or far right in a British car, when I get mildly frustrated that all the coins are round and all the paper money is the same size and colour (barring the new $20 bill, which looks rather odd).  Migrant World is definitely an interesting read.

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