|American Way||South African Way||Winner|
|I'll do it eventually||I'll do it now||USA|
|I'll do it now||I'll do it now now||USA|
|I'll do it very soon||I'll do it just now||USA|
|3.5" floppy disk||stiffy||definitely ZA|
|pick up truck||bakkie||toss-up|
|van or mini-van||combi||toss-up|
|Lab (as for a class)||Practical||ZA|
|any old exam||test||toss-up|
|tuna sandwich||tuna & mayonaisse sandwich||ZA obviously, but like I really want to know what I'm eating.|
|Aluminum||Aluminium||USA (from amber)|
|take-out||carry-out||toss-up (from amber)|
|tea (means there will be cookies)||Tea time (no cookies in evidence unless it's Ronel's birthday, then there is "milk tart"||USA unless it is Ronel's birthday|
|To go out and check something out||"have a recce"||ZA|
If it's not obvious, I'm having trouble figuring out when things either have happened or are going to happen. This is a bit of a problem. You can also see how it was possible to freak some students out by suggesting that we have an exam next Wednesday. Whoops. Little things folks. Now if I could just make out what the sandwich lady is saying.
Ed 31/08/06** Mom reminds me of the US fraternity "Chi Phi" (ky fy). But I remind mom of the sorority "Alpha Phi" (alfa fee)!