I get very confused when Americans say, for example: ‘My girlfriend is at school’, especially when those Americans are in their 20s and 30s, because then I have to remind myself that when they say ‘school’ they actually mean ‘university’ and not that their girlfriend is a ‘minor’ and in high school, cos that would be slightly wrong, and plus I’m not sure that’s legal, even in Alabama.
Howard County State Fair
Ah, a county fair or state fair, the epitome of Americana. Bring on the corn dogs, the deep fried Oreos, the cows for Best in Show, the parades, the line dancing and the Demolition Derbys (we ‘darby’, you say ‘durby’ 😉 ).
The summer’s almost over
Yep, it flies by, even if the school holidays seem to go on foreverrrrrrrrr.
Ten days still school starts, and that means shelling out hundreds of dollars on classroom necessities like markers and erasers and folders. I don’t know if this happens back home in the UK, but it’s quite the thing over here. I’m all for recycling, so some of those pens that Harry’s classroom will receive may only last for a few pictures 😉
Two years down
We’ve been in the USA for two years this week. Boy, it’s flown by!
Here are a few links to some of my favourite memories and blog posts over the past two years.
The Going Out for Ice Cream Blog
Bringing up my British boy in the USA blog
Bacon Festivals and American/British accents Blog
The Howard County Fair is not a state fair. It is, as it’s name reflects, a county fair.
The Maryland State Fair held in Lutherville-Timonium is the state fair. Very different things.
Hi — thought you would like to know that AMAZEBALLS is being added to the Oxford Dictionary Online. (Although whether it will make the printed dictionary is not yet known.) I heard it on the news on BBC Breakfast this morning and thought you would love to know this! Here is the link: http://qz.com/249397/the-oxford-dictionarys-new-words-are-amazeballs-and-a-hot-mess-of-clickbait-listicle-douchebaggery/
Amazeballs! Your fan
That makes me very happy!! 🙂
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