I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Years Eve. My new years was quite lovely.
As an American living in England, I very literally learn a new thing everyday. I’ve learn that the English are as obsessed with bacon as America but English bacon is much better (soz America but these guys cut their bacon nice and thick), that the English have their own ways of pronouncing the alphabet (“h” is “haych” and “z” is “zed”), and they that cookies are biscuts (unless they have chocolate chips and THEN they’re “cookies”). The list goes on(1).
One difference that I had been well aware of and understand the discrepency for but never understood how it happened was: football versus soccer. Possibly more confusing, I’ve always wondered why we (Americans) call American football, football.
Short answer: It’s ruby’s fault and ergo Americans are not to blame (this time).
Long answer: In 1863 a collation of British public schools were trying to come up with a Continue reading