You ever consider visiting the colonies during winter? Like, say, the Christmas break? Right now, you're missing out on what we New Englanders call a "nor'easter"...We're slated to get 24 hours of the white stuff covered with a nice icy glazing to top it all off... Candace harks from this area of the States, right? I'm sure she's familiar with the term.
An observation of the mother-tongue crossing the great transAtlantic: The crew was waiting for a part to show up for insallation...It was being flown out from Detroit to Newark airport. "What a cock-up," I mumbled.
"What did you say?" the Captain asked. "Are you from England?"
"No," I replied. "But I like the vernacular."
"What does that mean?" asked the First Officer.
"A snafu," I fumbled. "A screw-up."
"A cluster-f**k", the Captain offered.
Doing my part to make sure that all the idiom exchange isn't ALL one way...GaP