Funny old things in America 🙂
These are just things that have fascinated, intrigued or amused me in the land of Uncle Sam this week.
1. The school loud-speaker. Every day at the elementary school, as school is just about to finish, I hear the loud-speaker. It’s the principal or whoever telling the kids about what’s happening tomorrow or that week. Sometimes there is a ‘chosen’ kid who gets to make an announcement, and they are obviously very chuffed to do so – you can tell they are beaming with American pride!
I don’t recall there ever being loud-speakers in UK schools that I went to – a bell rung loudly in our ear to wake us up at 7am in the dormitory at boarding school, yes, but a loud-speaker, nope.
It reminded me of Grease’s Rydell High. Love that! ‘If you can’t be an athlete or you can be an athletic supporter.’ 😉
2. British and American differences. The Telegraph ran a recent piece about cultural translation, and this one has stuck with me, and got a few reactions from Brits.
3. Rhyming books American style. I was reading a book to Harry that had come from his school library and I realised, after I had read it with my British pronunciation, I really need to read it out loud with American pronunciation to make it rhyme. Try it, you’ll see 😉 .
And here concludes today’s musings.
P.S. The sun is shining today, but there is snow forecast for tomorrow! 😦