It seems every day I hear another ten words or saying that I think to myself, I need to remember that for my blog. And of course, it doesn't get written down and I forget. Well the other day at church a woman was giving a lesson to the young women about preparing ourselves for the challenges of life, and I took scrupulous notes. Not just because it was a good lesson, but because I learned soooo many new words! BTW: They'd say learnt! I learnt so many new words!
Any guesses? --- Backpack, like for backpacking.
Well, I think it meant surprised? I should ask someone to be sure. I liked it though.
In context, "I think my daughter pinched my book." So, I assume it means stole, snatched, grabbed?
No, not the ones we refer to occasionally as tanbark. In context she was relaying the story of the three little pigs. Well apparently the second pig built his house of wood chips? Who knew???? I always thought it was sticks.
Well, you can figure that one out. It's just a can opener.
You should pack your Swimming Costume for the trip. I suppose they mean swimsuit or trunks. Which is really too bad, because to show up in a Spiderman Costume to the local leisure centre (they pronounce that Lay-szure center which means recreation center) might be much more amusing!
Well you read it, so it probably already makes sense and didn't throw you. But I was at church and vacuumed up a little mess the young men had made. And this was the comment I got. The thing is, when someone says something like that, a bit delayed, fast, and with their English accent, it just throws me. My brain sort of has to take a second to think...oh! I get it now. But that was after I replied, "Thanks for WHAT?" like three times. It's like being blonde ALL THE TIME! Oh wait, I am that too! Just can't win!
Don't even remember where we were but the lady wanted my last name. She was asking me for my surname. Well, when you say it quickly in an sentence with that Brittish accent, who knows what she wanted? SURNAME-LAST NAME. I just heard Jason say it on a work call, "I never got his surname" Sounding so local! Maybe he'll go enjoy a a hot chip butty with his clients????
And he just ended his conversation on the phone, "Cheers!" oh yeah! Totally Brittish!
If you recall from earlier posts, we now know what a "butty" is, it's a roll of some sort. And you may have already known that they call french fries "chips" here. Well, I was at a place eating and I watched some guy scoop up a bunch of french fries and shove it into his roll. I watched him chomp on this and it just looked like dry on top of dry. It did not look appetizing. I mentioned it to someone at church and they named it! They said, "Have you never had a chip nutty?" uh, no! Apparently it's a thing here, and a fairly common one, at that. So funny.
The question helps answer the question, what does kit or kitted up mean. I inquired if Emily should come dressed to play. Or we might say outfitted, or geared up. Well here, it's kit! Their "
Instructions on the bag of rice: So apparently a hob is a stove. But read these instructions. Did you ever know rice to be so difficult to cook? Why is this? I didn't know rice was different on the other side of the worl
AJ got a text from his YM leader after missing church because he was at home sick. T
Cuddle (UK): The sentence was something like this, "Now stand up! I've already given you a cuddle!"
Queue (UK) "I didn't realize I was in the wrong queue!"
Clever (UK) In regard to what types of schools one could get in, "I'm not sure how clever your daughter is, but..."
Trolley (UK) Emily asked the lady at IKEA where the shopping carts where, and she looked at her for a moment blankly and then replied, the trolley is over there!
Pram or Pushchair (UK) Much like Emily, I asked someone where I might find a stroller and I actually had to point at another customer's before they directed me!