When my Canadian husband first came to Australia, he had to learn the language. It sounds odd, doesn’t it? Canada and Australia are both English-speaking, Commonwealth countries. 625 more words
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Pesky American English -isms! You can learn something New Every day - and not always so entertainingly!
Entertaining as well as enlightening. Refreshingly natural and humourous (or should it be ‘humorous’ or even ‘humoros’?) presentation style too, which could well be used in any presentations we may have to do ourselves from time to time. 18 more words
rubber: To eavesdrop on conversations on the rural “party line” telephone system. Prior to the early 1990s, rural telephone lines were connected via party lines. Each telephone had its own particular ring, however there was nothing stopping an interested neighbour from picking up the phone to listen in on someone else’s conversation. 63 more words