Language Discrepancies

The other teacher working with me is from England, so over the course of the last week I've been hearing your typical British lingo: cheeky, rubbish, cheers, fancy that. Daniel has taught me two new ones though. The first is "madam" as in "a girl with a 'tude..." She's such a madam. The other one, … Continue reading Language Discrepancies

The Doorbell Stigma

Remember when we were little and would just waltz right up to our neighbor’s door without any prior notification? I can distinctly recall running errands with my mother, and when we'd finished, if I was so lucky, she would ask “Why don't we drop in on 'so and so.'” This is Colombian custom and it … Continue reading The Doorbell Stigma