Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 425

Cock up

Apparently, Americans don’t use the phrase ‘cock up’.

When I say it, I think they are shocked that I just used the word ‘cock’ randomly in a sentence. As if I would! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Cock up = another word for ‘screw-up’; British slang for ‘mistake’.)

P.S. I tried to look for an image to accompany this little bit, but I shan’t add one since they were all rather rude, as you can imagine! ๐Ÿ˜‰


This week I wrote an expat piece about how great Maryland is. You can read it shortly when it’s published, lucky you.



Then I read this in an article:

โ€œMaryland is just The Wire and people tying sweaters around their shoulders.โ€
โ€œEverybody in Maryland has very sensible names like Bob and Susan.โ€
โ€œYou do not want to be on a long car ride with someone from Maryland.โ€
โ€œTheyโ€™d bore you with crab cake recipes and stories about how great Maryland summers are.โ€

How rude! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Today I went on a drive-thru bender.

Drive-thru post office.
Drive-thru bank.
Drive-thru pharmacy.

Sadly, no drive-thru liquor store. (Not in Maryland!)

Drive-thru liquor store

Drive-thru liquor store


It seems that everyone in America-land is either graduating, attending someone’s graduation or generally doing something graduation-y.



I’m going to enroll in high school next year just so I can do that too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 425

  1. Andy says:

    If you add ‘cock’ as a tag for this entry, I can guarantee a huge increase in hits for your blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Duane StClair says:

    Can’t use the phrase “cock sure” anymore either when you are certain of something.

  3. jackie says:

    We have a drive-thru store where you can buy liquor, pay electric/gas/phone bills, get documents notarized, and get married in your car by a justice of the peace. A woman recently gave birth in the drive-thru. Can’t get buried…but we had a drive-thru funeral home that used to be a fast-food restaurant, so there’s that.

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