More from Jonesey

Gareth

Just added a little something to my blog - started a new thread here 'cos it's not about Ghana, or my Dad, which the titles of previous threads about the blog would suggest.

https://itsjonesey.wixsite.com/mysite/single-post/2019/01/09/The-Two-and-Eights-part-Two


joanne

So I’ve learnt a lot today - thank you! But obviously I still have to learn about about bad smells?? cheese


Dave

Another for your list: pronunciation of oregano.

Took me a few years living in Hong Kong to stop asking where the elevator is (it's a lift), to request a serviette at a restaurant if a napkin had not already been provided, and to give taxi drivers directions in Cantonese.



joanne

what about the green leafy stuff you call cilantro?? 

Then there's storeys v levels/floors of a building. Oh, and the whole dial-tone saga of whichever country you're in: I can't ever remember what they're meant to sound like so I can't tell if a call is ringing or engaged (busy)!

Edited to add: And I just found this related survey on the BBC site!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46846467


marksierra
joanne said:
Edited to add: And I just found this related survey on the BBC site!
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46846467

 And then there's:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20151109-english-speakers-or-not-brits-and-americans-swear-in-different-languages

I particularly like the King ranking awarded to the employee at Wang computers (read the article).




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