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So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

My "British" Husband

So, we've been back in the BVI for what - all of two weeks?  And already, my Tennessee-born-and-bred husband is speaking British English.  While he may not have the accent down, he is throwing around their colloquialisms as if he's is William and Harry's brother from another mother.


In addition to describing everything as "brilliant" and "gorgeous," he is swapping out some common words for their British-English counterparts.  Some real-life examples:

"You can go ahead to the car, I'm going to hit the loo before we head home."
(LOO = RESTROOM)

"Our mozzie screens let in a nice breeze, so we don't need the aircon."
(MOZZIE = MOSQUITO)
(AIRCON = AIR CONDITIONER)


"Jonny and I are getting the internet sorted; looks like all we need is a new router."
(SORTED = FIGURED OUT)
(ROUTER = ROUTER, but Michael is saying "roo-ter" like rooster, without the s!)


"We need to see what types of nappies Rite Way is stocking..."
(NAPPY = DIAPER)

I'm sure there are more, but since I speak American English exclusively I am at a loss for other examples!  Ha!

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