I just got a rejection, from a non-USA SF magazine, for my short story "The Russians Invade Arkansas."
It was a very nice rejection, encouraging me to send more and speaking highly of my work; but my favorite part was the reader's notes, which included this comment:
"Too many things I don't understand: What is UPS? And this phrase -- "might could"? Is this an American expression of some sort?"
Well. You might could say it is. If Arkansas is actually part of America.
Hard to figure, some days.
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