And that’s what happens

We do not watch any American tv shows . We subscribe to Acorn and BritBox and then there is always PBS…Occasionally you can pick up some on Netflix or Hulu.

As an aside, I discovered that I had Apple+ tv, free for a year, from T-Mobile, my cell phone provider. So far nothing there to watch, glad I’m not paying for it. We tried an episode and a half of “Ted Lasso” because we both had read how it was supposed to be all that and a bag of chips and our reaction? Why, God, Why?

Back to my first thought –

After years (and years) of British, Australian and Canadian tv we’ve naturally acquired a lot of ‘foreign’ language quirks. As in –

I was reading a blog the other day, and I was going to comment with my first reaction – “Now you are just taking the piss…” That’s British slang. My second thought was – “Nope, don’t write that they might not know what it means” I was being funny and the guy might think I was being rude; don’t wanna be rude. I said nothing but the phrase is still rolling around my brain.

Don’t get me wrong about non-American tv – every country has its share of crap but for the last few years the Brits, Aussies and Canadians just have been keeping us entertained and American tv has not.

We’ve even become fans of a French-language tv show.  I didn’t think my husband would like it because – subtitles. But he surprised me and really got into it. Plus my French improved tremendously. Well, understanding it anyway. I wouldn’t dare open my mouth and actually try to speak French. (Can you hear me? French spoken with a New Yawk accent? The mind boggles.)

And now for something completely different…

I didn’t sleep well or much last night. I’m not much of a napper but after lunch I zonked out for about an half hour. I was awakened by this song playing in my head –

9 thoughts on “And that’s what happens

  1. I don’t know about French with a Brooklyn accent, but I worked with a guy once who was born and partly raised in the Deep South, and then moved to Chicago. Then he moved to Kansas City. Nobody could understand a word he said. It used to make him so mad, it was kind of funny.

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    1. Did I say Brooklyn? Bronx, then. Sorry. You are hereby granted permission to say Kansas City, Missouri, is in Kansas, one time.


        1. Sort of a local joke. It’s common for people on the east or west coast to think Kansas City is in Kansas. To make it even more confusing, there is a Kansas City, Kansas, which is a pretty small city. To say Kansas City without the state implies you mean the big city — the one in Missouri.

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          1. Considering that I know there are 2 Kansas City’s (or should that be ‘Cities”?) I would ask for clarification on the state. I am often amazed that people generally think New York City is just the island of Manhattan and that even native New Yorkers don’t realize that Queens and Brooklyn are on Long Island. As for mistaking a Brooklyn accent for a Bronx accent – never happen, they are very distinct. My accent is more generic leaning Queens but I have all the distinctive Bronx physical accents. Perhaps, if you are interested, I posted about NY accents HERE


  2. Around here, one local speaking to another, “Kansas City” always means Kansas City, Missouri. If you mean the other one, you would always say “Kansas City, Kansas,” or “KCK.”
    OK, I did not know that about New York!

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    1. I would rather expect that – that locals assume you are referring to local…I doubt anyone in NYC would ask for clarification if you referenced ‘Manhattan’ but someone in Kansas might – there is a Manhattan Kansas.

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      1. When I first moved to Missouri and people asked me where I was from, I would say California, and about half the time they thought I meant California, Missouri, which was news to me. There is also a Nevada, MO, but it is pronounced Nuh VAY duh.

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