by Angela
on Nov 10th, 2006

A bunch of crock???

The problem with living in different countries that speaks “English” is, each country uses the language differently.  It sounds different and people use similar words differently while speaking and writting.  When it comes to “slang”, that is a different area altogether.  The title of this post “A bunch of crock”  was my creation due to my lack of familiarity when it comes to American slang.  I meant to say “that’s a bunch of crap” or “that’s a crock of shit” …..  but it came out as “that’s a bunch of crock”.   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.   I promptly got this blank stare back.   The look, I’ve seen before basically says “I have no clue what you have just said” :-).  A bunch of crock?… crock pots?  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.  I wonder how much more slangs that I accidentally used incorrectly.  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.

3 Responses to “A bunch of crock???”

  1. Erinon 11 Nov 2006 at 8:48 am

    One time I called dad ‘kitty.’ It’s not slang but still very very bad. And funny. 🙂

  2. Chuckon 12 Nov 2006 at 4:04 am

    Quite a while back my wife Ann must have heard me or someone else here in the States use the term jack ass or ass to refer to a donkey. Anyway one weekend we were out in the country and went by a field of them and she said “HEY !!!! look at all the stupids!”.

    After a moment I figured out what she was saying, then after a few minutes (when I regained composure and stopped laughing), I was able to explain the correct usage.

    We both got such a good laugh out of it that she still refers to them as stupids though.

  3. Angelaon 13 Nov 2006 at 2:07 pm

    Tell Ann I feel her pain ;). That’s funny one. Jim and I normally crack up laughing too, it’s all good.

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