A simple little card today,I thought this image would make a cute get well card, or a 'cheer up' note. The image is one by Crafters Companion, round the page border punch by Martha Stewart, coloured with promarkers. This is one I coloured ages ago, so don't have my list of ProMarkers used.....
How can two languages be the same, and yet so different? So many times when I am here in the USA I say something which has people's mouths falling open in shock/horror...I should know the pitfalls now, but I still stumble into that big hole:
We say rubber - you say eraser
We say fags - you say smokes or cigarettes
We say 'knock me up at 7am' - you don't say that at all in polite society
and so on....................................It doesn't have to have a racy meaning either. We once had friends round for drinks, and I put some food on the table. 'Tuck in' I urged them. They all sat there looking totally blank 'tuck in?'
Yes, eat up.....OHHHH, you can almost hear the relief as they interpreted a little bit of Britspeak. I am slowly gaining ground here though, all our friends here now regularly say 'where's the loo' and 'put it in the boot' (trunk).