Monday, November 19, 2007

Britishisms

Today I caught myself saying:

- PROH-cess
- SHHeh-dual
- fortnight
- Thursday next

Crickey. I've been here for three years and it's finally starting to rub off on me. I even called someone "missus," not as in Mrs. followed by a surname...just "missus". Would girly-girl or miss-thang be better? I'm so confused.

6 comments:

michaelg said...

Don't do it! I warned you about this. You're going to start sounding like Madonna. Stop now before its too late. Let's practice:
Prah-sess
Sked-ule
Two Weeks
Next Thursday
Say it with me, Min. Say it.

Coaster Punchman said...

I've heard you say all these things except for "fortnight." That's just over the top.

I do say "SHE-dual" in your honor, as I hope you've noticed.

lulu said...

Sometimes it's just easier to talk like them. I've had to learn to speak in Britishisms and Aussieisms so that the kids understand me. Hello, I'm American, everyone understands American, don't they?

madame_leiderhosen said...

Impressive. I am just trying to picture what kind of sentence you might have concocted to get all that effectively done in one fell swoop. Did you throw in a "baH-Naw-NaWH" as well?

Mnmom said...

I love fortnight.

gizmorox said...

I'd only been dating a Brit for a couple of months when I started saying things like "what are you on about" and "let's pop round yours." It's infectious. I'll never get the hang of garage, though. Garr-edge.