Dear Americans,

April 6, 2010

Please don’t say “bugger” ’cause you think it sounds cute and British.  It’s ruder than you think it is.


Your British Liaison

5 responses to “Dear Americans,”

  1. brendalarson says:

    Also, don’t say, “I’m stuffed.”

  2. Carolyn says:

    i’ve always said I’m stuffed….and i grew up in North Carolina…..

    • atomicblonde says:

      I think Brenda’s saying “Don’t say ‘I’m stuffed’ in England.” However, I don’t think “I’m stuffed” means anything different here. When I went to South Africa a few years ago, we were told not to say it cause it meant “sexually satisfied.” Yeeaaah.

  3. Christina says:

    My mom tells a story of when she called a kid a ‘little booger’ in front of a English guy she was dating (this was like 30 years ago) and he got furious because he thought she said ‘bugger’

  4. Tim says:

    well… maybe I’m not supposed to but it was funny to see Simon turn red in downtown Wilmington. He kept saying “that’s quite rude” through a nervous laugh. Possibly my favorite memory.

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