Last night, when I was on my way home from the gym, the tram was really crowded. I was quite lucky to get a seat and immediately stuck my nose inside a book. As interesting as my book was, I could not help noticing the two young men standing next to me were speaking British English. (Gotta love having a language filter!) The tram was still really crowded when it was time for me to get off, so I said “excuse me” to them in order to make it to the exit. Even though they could have heard that I was also a native speaker, well a native speaker of an English dialect, they answered me back with “Entschuldigung.” I love living in a place where several languages get mixed together.