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Completely Unscientific Results are in! — #FridayFiveChallenge from @rosieamber1

You judged these books by their covers

Last week I suggested it would be fun to take a look at the differences between US and UK book covers for the same book. 342 more words

Humor

Different language

March 3, 2011

Our lack of understanding of American English draws some funny looks. If we say something that Americans don’t understand, they look at us as if we have two heads. 135 more words

US Vs. UK

Judge these books by their US vs UK cover? — #FridayFiveChallenge from @rosieamber1

There even are places where English completely disappears; in America they haven’t used it for years. — Professor Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady

In last week’s FridayFive…

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Humor

Storm warnings

February 18, 2011

The council has issued storm warnings. Advisory notices sent via the school are exhorting us to be prepared for 4-5 days of power cuts. 61 more words

US Vs. UK

Valentine's Day - a "Hallmark Holiday"

February 15, 2011

Valentine’s Day is so unnecessarily big here that they call it a Hallmark Holiday. Lots of people make money out of it, from the sellers of cards, to the florists, to the chocolatiers, to the restauranteurs. 219 more words

Life In The Bay Area

Normality is restored. Well, nearly.

February 10, 2011

It’s OK. The panic’s over. My husband has found his hi-fi. The removal men in Britain packed it into a box marked “Children’s Toys”. 100 more words

Moving To America

The joy of food shopping

February 10, 2011

I love shopping for food here.  I love the weird things on offer (like chocolate with bacon bits) and I love the multitude of options (even bacon chocolate comes in milk or dark). 222 more words

Life In The Bay Area