Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been married to a British subject for more than 40 years, but he joked in a recent speech that he still does not comprehend Britishisms in language. Breyer said that when he is in London, he is still puzzled when he sees signs in the tube that say "mind the gap." Breyer asked rhetorically, "What does that mean? 'Take care of a well-known clothing store?' 'A hollow space between the ears?'"
Justice Breyer and the Brits
June 19, 2008