Americanisms (was RE: Sorcery and Cecilia and Desert Island books)

Kathleen Jennings kathleen.jennings at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 18:04:22 EST 2005


When my parents first moved out bush (early 80s) my mother (who is
from the US) went into the grocery store in the nearest town with such
an inconvenience. (The store: "Jimmy Froot Fly's - Where Even the
Lemon Smiles"). She asked if they had any sour cream and the girl,
after thinking hard, said, "Well, we might have some out-of-date cream
out the back".

Kathleen.

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