Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Bun Fight

Ha ha - I forget that not everybody speaks the way I do (or the way the Brits do!!).

For those of you that asked, a Bun Fight is a colloquial term for a grand formal party - which is what B and E's wedding will be.

Language is a funny thing - I didn't even think that anyone wouldn't know what I meant by bun fight, just as a few posts ago someone said that they hadn't heard car bonnet for hood before.

British english is very different to english elsewhere, it makes me snigger (just a bit!) when Australians say that they are going out in their thongs....in this case - flipflops!! ;-)


Lorrie said...

going out in thongs!! bits of string masquerading as underwear. yuk.

and dont offer an american a rubber to erase those mistakes.

Literary Feline said...

Thank you for the explanation, Sam! It is interesting to note the little pecularities in languages, isn't it?