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Language Barriers

by on Feb.11, 2006, under The Rest

A favourite moment in DC, that perfectly demonstrates the division of language between the US and the UK (no one say that hoary old cliche).

Wanting to fill some time before my journey home, I decided to visit the stores on the other side of the road from the hotel. I asked the lady at the desk,

“Is there a safe way to cross the road?”

She replied,

“No, but there’s a giant next door.”

Which was something to think about.

I rounded the corner, and then laughed out loud. I realised her side of the conversation:

“Is there a Safeway across the road?”

“No, but there’s a Giant next door.”

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