Saturday, September 20, 2008

ESL - English As A Second Language

Girton, Cambridgeshire (UK) - We all know that the Americans and the British are two peoples separated by a common language. We can go through the all the tired old comparisons, lifts v elevators, lorries v trucks, trucks v boxcars, etc, etc.

Yesterday, in a Tesco store (thanks Pete Dean), I discovered another one: Monkey Nuts here, peanuts at home. Calling Jimmy Carter!!

Also, these Brits can be a bit wordy. Check out the paragraph where a simple Do Not Enter sign would do! Seriously, does a bicyclist really need to know all that detail? And the type is so small I almost missed it altogether as I zipped by at nearly 20 mph. A little brevity goes a long, long way.

And just off the Market Square in Cambridge, I came upon this vehicle parked at the curb..... you think they'll really vote Democratic?

And this... a farmer's market and a flag... how could I resist.
All above: Canon EOS-5D, 28~105/3.5~4.5 Canon EF Ultrasonic lens, ISO 400


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