Monday, April 23, 2007

Everyone knows the whole two nations separated by a common language and the differences between elevators and lifts or suspenders and braces. But it is only after a few years do you discover other subtle differences between Americanese and English.
To the British this is a wife beater.

But in America you would be referring to this.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

An observation on ageing. I had to go to a seminar in Bloomsbury. It used to be that any event I attended that had free hooch was indeed an event worth attending. These days I get just as excited when they have tea and biscuits.

Also, if in your life you can take a short cut through the British Museum, you've done something right somewhere.
Photo source

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

If you are American and want to instantly entertain an Englishman, say this sentence. It works in reverse too.

"There was a controversy about the albino sloth wearing macramé."