Friday, August 12, 2005

Why worry about Anglicisms?

Once you live in the United Kingdom, you eventually find out, that words, you thought they were English, effectively aren't. So nobody knows what a "pullover" is, they call it "jumper" over here. If you mention your "beamer", you only get stumped faces. It's a "projector". A "coach" is nothing you sit on. It's actually long haul bus or a train carriage. What the heck do you mean by "handy"? Ah, sorry ... it's a "cellphone". "Monitors" are being used for surveillance. You are probably thinking of a "screen". If you want to pass the security, they won't let you through with a "badge". You would need a "pass". And a "bike" is usually "propelled". Otherwise it would be a push-bike.


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