Since moving 'oop North' about 18 months ago, there have been a number of occasions where I have felt like I am speaking a whole other language to those around me.
The first and most obvious perhaps is the area of Dialect. I have learnt a surprising number of new words in the past year or so. Do you know what the following mean (answers will be given later)?
- Sand shoes (I have come across 4 different terms for these!)
- Bread cake
- more to come
And similarly, in my various dealings with American English, there have been a number of words that I have had to look up, often resulting in an outburst of "Oh! It's one of those!" when the item turned out to be something I knew very well, but not by that name. Such as:
- Ground meat
- Shredded cheese
- Thrift store
- Jumper (US)
- Biscuit (US)
- Sausage (US)