Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Other words here are just different but have a rational meaning such as walking on a footpath/pavement (sidewalk) or taking the lift (elevator). Some make more sense than the American English words like using the word bin instead of a trash can, because let’s face it Oscar the Grouch is the only one who uses a can anymore and most of our trash cans are more bin-like than can-like. In some cases I like our American words better. A “holiday”(UK) is not always a “vacation”(US), a "bonnet"(UK) is not a car “hood” (US), and a “torch”(UK) is certainly not a “flashlight”(US).
Here in the UK any enclosed area beside a house is referred to as a garden (US=yard). At the border of our garden behind our house are many different plants, bushes and flowers. I’ve been looking forward to seeing what will come forth when spring arrives. But, it looks like I don’t have to wait that long. Since our weather has been so warm lately (40-50’s) I’m seeing some early buds and flowers arise. Thought I’d share my early February flowers with you: