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The Queen of Sheeeba
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May 2013
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This is a record for me not getting it.

I read series romances. Many of them take place in England and I figured out early that a jumper was a sweater and a lorry was a truck. It took me a bit longer to get that a hard biscuit was a cookie (What kind of airline gives their passengers soda and hard biscuits? I thought this man had money!) but I finally caught on.

Today, after 30 years, I finally realized that "Snap!" didn't mean "Oooh, you got buuuuuurned!" but "I was thinking the same thing!" Explains a lot of unnecessarily rude characters.

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We have the Britcom series "Good Neighbors" on DVD. It's from the 70s, I believe, and the main character, Tom Good, is always saying, "Tick. V.G." whenever he agrees with something.

Took me forever to realize that he was using a kind of shorthand for checking something off in the page margin (Tick) and indicating "Very Good", as a schoolmaster would on a paper, or a boss on a memo.

Great Britain and America - Two countries divided by a common language.