8/21/08

Parlez vous English?

On Monday we had the bus evacuation drill at school. I had to call each class out in turn for their practice.

Later the First grade teacher said to me "You do realise you announced that we needed to go to the CAR PARK! My whole class just looked at me blankly or asked where's the car park Miss"

LMAO little did the parents know they're kids are getting to learn a second language for free this year - the Queen's English!

13 comments:

Janet said...

GREAT story! Thanks for making me laugh at work!

Janet

willow said...

Teehee! Right! An added bonus! You are too cute.

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Hey Sarah!
Great story - I'm constantly been shown the error of my ways by my American friend who is transplanted over here in England from the States. But then I get to point out to her that 'pants' over here isn't a pair of trousers, it's your underwear and telling people you've been ironing your husbands pants is just going to make you look wierd!
Thanks so much for visiting me today, it was great to meet you.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I can so see you doing that. How funny!

Anna's Spot said...

LOL. I still get looked at like I have six heads when I say I need to run to the loo or on occasion I ask, "where's your washroom?" Have a great day.
Anna

FarmGirl said...

Too funny! Kids are priceless...and now speak Queen's English! I saw you had joined up with SITS, so I am here to say a big ole' howdy doo! See ya round'the waterin' hole! No, really...you crack me up! I will be by again soon...just for more great brit stories!! lol

Vickie said...

That's fab! Throw some more out there for the tykes to learn.

Sandi McBride said...

You GO Sarah...thats too funny! You know my boys still call the parking lots a car park...old habits etc
hugs
Sandi

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Car park, boot, lift.... you guys have a new word for everything! I love Britspeak!

Mmm said...

Funny!

pamokc said...

OK i'm a little brain dead this week, so remind me what GC pics are that I should be posting??? I can't figure out waht GC is. But it is late and i'm worn out with it all! What I didn't post was that today was also getting-the-car-bumper-fixed day. But the spot on my nose isn't skin cancer, so some good news in the week! Yowsa. I'll quit my grichin'

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Stevyn Colgan said...

Ah, what was it Wilde said? 'Two countries separated by a common language'? Or was it Shaw? Or am I just making it all up?

Perhaps my vest is too tight. And I mean vest, not waistcoat.

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