|Originally posted by TONIM68
HAHAHA! I also say "faw" instead of "four" and "chawclette" instead of "chocolate"!
I never noticed this before but we say "wanna get a pie?" if we want to order pizza. My friends in Texas think that's hysterical.
Side note: when I was in California, I ordered an Egg Cream and they looked at me like I had eight heads! Apparently, it's a New Yawk thing. For the uninitiated, and Egg Cream actually has no eggs at all. It's a drink - Milk, Seltzer (not Sprite!) and Chocolate Syrup. MMMMMMMMM!!!
Here's a little anecdote. Germans, when ordering Ceylon Pekoe, Assam, etc., say "black tea", as opposed to green, herbal or fruit tea. One of my students, whose English is really excellent, was in London last year, and was very perplexed when he came back. He told me, and an Englishwoman in the class, that he'd gotten a very strange look from a waitress when ordering, and wanted our reaction to his order. When he said, "I'd like black tea, please, with milk or cream," we naturally laughed. One time, when I was an exchange student here, I had two friends (English) over for coffee, and we were gabbing away. My husband-to-be said he was going into center city, and asked if anybody needed anything. L. asked if he would buy her a "rubber". He, being used to my American usage, and having gone to school in Bavaria, formerly an American occupation zone, bought her a pack of condoms, not an eraser. I wish I'd had a camera when that little misunderstanding was cleared up.