Friday, March 16, 2007

Other Britishisms I'm Comfortable Using

Rubbish. A commonly known word to Americans also, but the usage to which I refer is:

"The high-speed internet connection in my hotel room is rubbish."

Or

"The headphone the cabin attendant gave me is rubbish."

This usage allows me to avoid using a naughtier word (not safe for work).

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

Did you get the stupid ipod type earbuds on your airplane? I hate those - apparently I have smaller than normal ears... and boy do those hurt!! I must remember to take my own next time...

7:36 PM  
Anonymous fatslug the impetuous said...

"Rubbish" as a descriptive term always makes me think of Bill Nighy in "Love Actually" talking about Britney Spears. (I would use the term to describe the collected musical works of Ms. Spears; I have no knowledge of her in the context to which Mr. Nighy referred.)

11:46 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

Sarah: I did get the in-ear iPod buds. Happily they came with differing size bud thingies, because it appears that my left ear canal is smaller than my right.

3:38 PM  

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