Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Language Barrier Continues...

In yet another chapter on things we say in America that don't go down quite so smoothly in Australia, Ellen (friend from high school) has what I consider the best contribution so far.

She was talking to some co-workers and said "I think we need a period at the end of that sentence", at which point everyone looked at her with a mixture of shock and disgust. Yeah well, you know how we have at least two meanings for the word period in the US? Unfortunately it only means one thing here, and I'm sure we can all figure out what that is. Way to go, Ellen. I don't even want to think about what your nicknames around your office might be at this point.

6 comments:

Joe said...

ah my full stop has been flowing for days, it won't come to a full stop.

emla said...

Joe, I KNEW you were a woman.

Dorothy said...

Well what the heck do they call that puncutation in austrailia?

Zander said...

It's called a "full stop", as Joe so poetically demonstrated above.

Cristin said...

How is it possible that joe is a woman and a chode at the same time? remarkable.

emla said...

Apparently, Joe is a hermaphrodite. What're the chances??