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An Englishman at Notre Dame

By Peter Wicks

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Four years have passed since I left England to study in the United States. In that time I have of course learned much about America, and I have also made some interesting discoveries about myself.

Nothing surprising about that, you might say; self-discovery is one of the reasons people visit foreign countries. Quite so, but I have nevertheless been surprised at times by exactly what it is I have discovered. I think it’s safe to say, for example, that if I had not come to America I would never have found out that I cannot pronounce my own name.…

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