Jolly Old England

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

British Words of the Day

"way out" - The exit. - Seen all over the place.

"beating about the bush" - "beating around the bush" - As used by one of the study abroad company people today during orientation.

"knock you up" - "wake you up" - Yeah, this means something totally different to a US person. This was an example of potentially embarrassing language differences today in orientation.

"mind the gap" - This announcement is used on the Tube (the subway system in London) to remind passengers of the gap between the train and the platform.

In other news, I was informed by a Brit that "call box" is European and most British people would say "telephone box".


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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

  • how is it going richard

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:57 PM  

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