Tuesday, December 1, 2009

American English is a lot different.......

A lot of differences between the english we speak back in india and in america......
indian---american
petrol--- gas (even if its not gas)
petrol bunk---- gas station
lift---elevator
zero-- '0' as in ohhhhh
curd---yogurt
bath room--restroom/washroom
injection---shot... as in flu shot.
parcel---- they say it.... to go....
we call it
zebra crossing-- they call it cross walk
footpath or pavement----- they call it side walk.
football---- they call it soccer...
rugby--- they call it football..
squash-- they call it racket ball
table tennis-- they call it ping-pong..
xerox---photocopy
In india if we say lift to ask some one to drop u somewhere...-- in america... they say it.,.. i want a ride...

we say bill please...-- they say check !!!!

we usually put arms around our friends ( am talking about same sex frnds) it is quite common in india... but if we do the same thing in america they call it GAY..... ha ha ha

Cheers,
Umesh

that's meeeeee........

Hello Friends,
I'm back after a long time, to write something on my blog... Last weekend, I was out for chicago trip and it was awesome.. The snap which you are seeing is taken on "Willis Tower" .. 8th tallest building in the world.. It is located on the 103rd floor of the tower. It is 1,353 feet (412 m) above ground and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chicago. Tourists can experience how the building sways on a windy day. They can see far over the plains of Illinois and across Lake Michigan to Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin on a clear day. It takes about 60 seconds to soar to the top.





The experience of standing on glass balconies is mind-blowing.. This glass balcony is extended approx. 4 feet over Wacker drive from the 103rd floor. The all-glass boxes allow visitors to look through the floor to the street 1.353 feet (412m) below. Huh, wat an experience...my legs were shivering when i stepped into that balcony.