April 25, 2012


Alicia:  Jenny, if you could go anywhere in the world on a mission, where would it be?

Me:  I would love to go to England because it's a foreign country but they speak English.

Rachel:  They speak English in England?  Oh, yeah, they say: "G'day Mate!"

Me:  No, that's Australia.

Alicia:  Yeah, Rachel!  They say, "Top o'the mornin' to ya!"

Me:  No, that would be Ireland.

Alicia:  Oh.  How about, "Cheerio!"

Me:  Now you're talkin'.


  1. Jenny, have you read Austenland by Shannon Hale. There is a character that gets all that very wrong. It's funny. :)
    Always happy to see a belligerant post.

  2. Funny! When I spent 3 days in South Africa there were times that I missed entire sentences of what they were saying in "English." And Casey tears his hair out sometimes while talking to the guys in India.
    That was a perfect end phrase, by the way.

  3. My cousin went on a mission to England and when he came back he said "Cheerio" all the time and it cracked us up. I find it very fascinating and funny that their language is so different from ours.