on Nov 10th, 2006
The problem with living in different countries that speaks “English” is, each country uses the language differently.Â It sounds different and people use similar words differently while speaking and writting.Â When it comes to “slang”, that is a different area altogether.Â The title of this post “A bunch of crock”Â was my creation due to my lack of familiarity when it comes to American slang.Â I meant to say “that’s a bunch of crap” or “that’s a crock of shit” …..Â but it came out as “that’s a bunch of crock”.Â Â Obviously, being the “foreigner” (I seem to be the foreigner eveywhere lately :-)) i did not even realize that i got it wrong until I said that to Jim on a topic broadcasted on tv. Â I promptly got this blank stare back.Â Â The look, I’ve seen before basically says “I have no clue what you have just said” :-).Â A bunch of crock?… crock pots?Â Ahhh.. here we go again.. lesson 921, honey it’s a “bunch of crap” or “a crock of shit”.
Not the most highly intellectual blog, I must say but thought it was interesting.Â I wonder how much more slangs that I accidentally used incorrectly.Â When I return from NZ, I should have another bag of mixed, confused, newly invented Kiwi slang to use after I have completely butchered American slang.
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