Friday, 20 May 2016

Things American's say


After speaking to an American for months, only to hear he prounouced - Edinburgh, as Edin - Burg. I thought I need to write a blog post of things Americans have said to me. This post is just abit of fun, so please don't take it to heart. 

"You're from Scaaaatland" - Whenever am in America, as soon as you speak and say am from Scotland I always get "you're from Scaaaatland, that's so cool". They pronounce their "o's as an "a". 

"So where in Ireland do you live?" After telling Americans you're from Scotland I always get asked where about in Ireland do I live. Ireland is different from Scotland, check the map. 

"I know of Braveheart and Trainspotting" at least when they tell you they know of Braveheart and Trainspotting they are on the right track, but it would be nice if they said something different than Braveheart or Trainspotting. There's a lot more to Scotland. 

"Edin-Burg" whenever am coming home from New York the person doing the boarding call at the airport shouts "Boarding now for Edin-Burg. I always check the boarding sign and see Edinburgh and laugh. Then Scott spoke the other night on the phone saying Edin-Burg. I said what did you just say? And he said Edin-burg again. Edinburgh is pronounced - Edin-bo-ra. If you prounouce it - Edin-burg we can't be friends. 

"Fish and chips" I hate when Americans discover you're British and they say fish and chips. I don't mind them saying it, but the fact I don't like fish in general. So please don't say fish and chips haha. 

"Salt n sauce or salt n vinegar" Once I was walking in Beverly Hills wearing a Scotland top and an American shouted "salt n sauce or salt n vinegar" I never understood them. Then one day I was visiting my brother near Glasgow and went to a chippy and the chippy said salt n vinegar ? I said don't you have sauce? All my life I'd been used to our Edinburgh chippy say salt n sauce. I spoke to my friend from Glasgow and she said she thought it was strange we have salt n sauce. So yes am a salt n sauce person (Edinburgh)

"Plaid" Scott said recently he got a plaid Scottish umbrella from a Scottish shop. Dude it's called tartan, not plaid.

Have you heard any funny things Americans say ?  

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2 comments:

  1. Danny, All the Americans love you and have corrected their vocabulary and verbal quirks and jerks, were all eating bangers and mash and crisps now all upper crusty dring irun bru. No more tossing off with the lazy American language. We're upper crusty now matey !

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