In twenty minutes from now I will be leaving for the airport to go to Menorca, but before I begin a new chapter of my blog, I wanted to leave you with one last post about America. While I was there, I kept a mental note of all the strange, stupid and surreal questions/statements people asked/made to me during my stay, in the hope that they could one day make an entertaining blog post.
Here is a list of just a few of the odd things Americans have said to me:
1. Have you ever tried ice cream before?
2. Is London a Christian country or a catholic one?
3. Have you ever heard of garlic bread?
4. What does “don’t jimmy riddle in the back of me jam jar” mean?
5. Do you love tea?
6. Do you love the Queen?
7. Do you know the Queen?
8. Have you ever seen the Queen before?
9. Can you say “sack of potatoes”?
10. When meeting someone for the first time:
• Them: What is your name?
• Me: Sam
• Them: Sorry?
• Me: Sam
• Them: Psalm… wow; can you spell that for me?
• Me: Yes: S.A.M.
• Them: Ah, that’s funny; it’s spelt just like the name ‘Sam’
• Me: My name IS Sam; I just have an English accent
• Them: Oh
• Us: *Silence*
11. “She’s a Vegan. Do you get those over there?”
12. Do they really say ‘fetch’ in England?
13. Say ‘bloke’
14. Say ‘Doctor Pepper’
15. A friend trying to get his friend to imitate my accent:
• Him: Say ‘hot water’ in a British accent
• Her: What’s a British accent?
• Him: [Pointing at me] HIM!
• Her: I thought he was England or Ukrainian. You know, they’re the same.
16. Wow, your English is really good.
God bless America.