Daughter: Daddy, mummy says the sandwiches are about to go into the press Me: Tell mummy it's not a press, it's a toaster Mummy: ... The difference in terminology between what Americans call things, versus what we say in South Africa is quite amusing at times. My favourite so far has got to be the [...]
perspicacity (noun) The capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions. I just like the meaning of this word and how pompous it would sound to actually use it in normal conversation.
It’s sad that the moral decay of society has resulted in so many wholesome phrases becoming an embarrassing utterance no matter how innocently they may be stated. A few that came to mind this morning include: “Bend over and take it like a man” - this was a common statement by friends and teachers alike [...]