Denise Goldberg's blog

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Differences in English

Did you know that there seem to be multiple languages bearing the name English? Yes, I know, the language differences should be referred to as dialects, but sometimes I feel like we are speaking different languages.

I was chatting with one of my colleagues from England (via instant messaging), continuing a conversation about a question he had posed. All of a sudden I was sure we must be speaking two different languages.

from my colleague: it's bound to be the pants
me: what? the pants?
my colleague: rubbish!
So what did he say? It's bound to be rubbish.

Yes, we do laugh a lot!