I am proud to be a North American (most of the time) and generally don’t even react to some of my compatriots sillier antics.
The word for today was “nonplus” or in the more common form, “nonplussed.” I had always understood this to mean unperturbed or unruffled. According to my handy-dandy dictionary, however, we North Americans had the audacity to create a whole new definition for this word that is, in fact, in complete opposition to the original sense!
Have you ever had any miscommunications do to language or culture barriers? I’d love to hear your stories! And as a little added incentive (for what it’s worth) the author of the best/funniest story gets a shoutout in my next post.
Until next time!