Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 17 such words beginning with the letter 'D'.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
This is the British version of ‘making out’. Known as being a common term among the Brits, but for Americans it’s like a piece of verbal candy. It is deemed a ‘lusty and hearty’ type of kiss. It’s often performed in night clubs, or in shop doorways, or in town centre bus shelters in the UK after several alcopops have been consumed.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 19 such words beginning with the letter 'c'.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
This week in the USA it is ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’. When I received this note from my son’s elementary school, along with a long list of things we had to do to show our appreciation for the teachers, including giving flowers and food, I was a bit taken aback. It’s not really in our British nature to be overly-giving in this way (although I think there is a ‘Teacher Appreciation Day’ in the UK.) A mumbled ‘thank you’, a nod of appreciation and a firm handshake at the end of term might suffice, as far as some of us are concerned.