Damn, it’s cold!
Right, so it’s going to get very cold in the USA. Like super cold. Like freezing your wotsits off cold. Like don’t even think about reaching for the Daisy Dukes cold.
Apparently some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the land of America with mind-boggling low temperatures.
They’re saying it will be -16 degrees Celsius (4 degrees Farenheit). COLD.
More snow days? I hope not. They can be very trying ;)
My other half posed an excellent question when the snow day came on Friday: ‘When do Eskimos get snow days…?’.
I’ve written about personalised tags before, but I had to break all the cell phone rules (I was at a red light) and snap this one.
Some others that have tickled me…
Words, words, words
Sometimes I stop and smile at words that we Brits use in comparison to words that my American friends use.
And I hear lots of American English, of course, and my British English still confuses sometimes too.
These are just some that still make me stop and smile…(and sometimes I find myself using the American English version…)
- anti-clockwise / counter-clockwise
- lorry / truck
- bill / check (I now say ‘check’ because the poor waiting staff get v confused otherwise)
- flats / apartments
- car park / parking lot (yep, I use this American one now – I think I prefer it!)
- chemist’s / drugstore (ditto)
- the cinema / the movies (I have to use the American ‘movies’ because if I Google ‘cinema’ it doesn’t know what you’re on about for the USA)
- wardrobe / closet
- drawing-pin / thumbtack (Harry has started using this for school bits and bobs)
- drink-driving / drunk driving (I still call it drink-driving and it’s still wrong, whatever you call it!)
- dustbin / trash can (Harry calls it this, as well as garbage)
- ground floor / first floor (in most USA hotels we’ve been in there is no ‘ground floor’ as in the UK – the floors start at the first floor)
- handbag / purse or pocket book (I don’t get pocket book, that one’s weird, but here‘s an apparent answer!)
- holiday / vacation (we call it a ‘vacation’ now when we go on ‘holiday’ because in the USA ‘holiday’ generally means like a holiday season or time like Christmas or Thanksgiving)
- toilet / bathroom (I call it a loo, pretty much whatever!)