For all my UK peeps and relations: What do you think? Funny or derogatory or both?
Friends and I were talking about the new book, Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time and its related BuzzFeed and @SoVeryBritish twitter posts.
I’ve been in the UK for several years now, but I’m only starting to get the hang of the language. Still, for those who are struggling with some of the differences between American and British English, I’ve developed an all-purpose conversation.
Your’re welcome. [@soverybritish translation: Punishing people who don’t say thank you by saying “you’re welcome” as quietly as possible.]
|HOW TO SAY IT IN BRITISH||HOW TO SAY IT IN AMERICAN|
|I’m sorry.||You just bumped my arm and spilled my overpriced beverage down my favorite cashmere sweater. I’m going to sue you.|
|I’m sorry.||Then you tried to wipe it up and ended up groping my private bits. I may file charges.|
|I’m sorry.||And now, you…|
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