Got or Gotten
Today I heard Harry say ‘gotten’ for the first time. I’ll confess, this verb conjugation messes up my English ears. Sorry, American chumbalies, I can’t help it. It’s already a past participle. Sigh.
My American garage (or ‘ga-rarge’) is bigger than my sitting room back in the UK. That’s nuts.
Americans love these padlocks, which is all well and good, except I cannot effing open them and I turn up to work 10 mins early so that I can spend 10 mis trying to unlock the wretched thing and open the stereo. In the end, I just ask any American nearby because, as they say, they’re used to them from high school. What’s wrong with those ones where you line up the numbers? Oh, I get so darn confused about which way to go and how many times past which number etc with these ones. I don’t think I’ll ever get it!
Did you know that the US ranks among the five best expat destinations worldwide? Or that it offers some of the best career prospects out of all the countries surveyed? Ooh, super!