We kept seeing” To Let “ on storefronts and in the papers’ thus thinking a public toilet was nearby - only to be informed it meant for lease or rent. Another challenge for my mind was adds in the paper for “Rest Rooms” which were for Funeral Homes. Again , I am thinking toilets but actually the description is truly very accurate:)
One phrase I could not relate to was “ flytippers” which my son-in - law translated into” litterbugs”. I will add there was a front page article in the daily Inverness paper about a person who was a flytipper that sparked my curiosity on this term, which was equally amazing. Littering was major news in Scotland, not the frequent mass murders we Americans hear about on our news media.
While in the local bar enjoying our scotch and brewskis we saw signs prohibiting wearing team colors on game days , as this supposedly “prevented violence”. Maybe team sportts (or more accurately “Identity Politics) “really IS the reason for all the violence in the world today.?
My favorite I am saving for last:
Government “ Programs “were called SCHEMES which means the folks who plan and supervise them would naturally be called SCHEMERS and the recipients the SCHEMED.
The word means officially organized plan or system in the U.K.
In my USA dictionary it means doing something dishonest or illegal- where the recipients ultimately get the shaft ,which is what actually happens with Government scams and schemes AKA “ programs” in America since we started having forced regulations on all facets of life and welfare nearly 100 years ago,,
No wonder we call the Tax Department the Internal Revenue Service and the War Department the Department of Defense.
SSDW- Same Sh** Different Words!