Lost in Translation

After almost living for 8 years in English speaking countries, I still find myself in a state of bewilderment from time to time:

Hunky-dory, tickety-boo, shanghaied, Bob’s your uncle, play it by ear, on the dot, take a hike and go bake a cake, mind your Ps and Qs, sweeeeet, as if,Holy Mackerel/Moly/Cow/Smoke, blow your mind, humbug, mumbo jumbo,doozy, klutz, mollycoddle, kerfuffle, …..

Huh, what, say that again?

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En deze Hollandse uitdrukkingen vindt de jongste zoon (die t kortste in Nederland heeft gewoond) wel wat eigenaardig:

primadeluxe, gezichtsuitdrukking, op de hobbel, dorst lessen, naar nummer 100 gaan, mores leren, flut, kalebas, vlegel,kaas uit t vuistje,druiloor,flip fluitketel, mafketel, hutjemutje,eigenaardig….

Huh, wat, zeg t nog es?

Love and Liefs, Johanna.

5 thoughts on “Lost in Translation

    • Hi Annie, I think you are right. There is already so much difference between the BBC-English I was tought at school and Canadian English and American English. It is interesting, fun and…confusing sometimes. Ohoh the number of blunders I made: maybe I should make a post about it;0)
      Bob’s your uncle means the result of a procedure is quick and perfect, mollycuddle is pampering in a patronizing way and kerfuffle (my favorite,ha) is comotion.

      • Yes there are a lot of different words between the British and American English. It might be a fun post.

        Thanks for explaining the words I didn’t know πŸ™‚

      • Yes there are a lot of different words between the British and American English. It might be a fun post.

        Thanks for explaining the words I didn’t know πŸ™‚

      • Yes there are a lot of different words between the British and American English. It might be a fun post.

        Thanks for explaining the words I didn’t know πŸ™‚

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