Americans Don't Understand English

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Americans Don't Understand English


Americans are a funny lot

They play around with Queenies

English just to make more sense

Take for instance 'beanies'


For years they have been seen to wear

Beans upon their head
No understand why beans don't work

Now 'wool-cap', 'beanies' dead


I've left it for the video

To show the strangeful way

Americans change the Queenies

To make it all OK


Don Matthews August 2019



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Don Matthews

Wed 4th Sep 2019 00:15

I like the way the mind can jump from the thing under discussion to another thing not in the discussion....

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Adam Rabinowitz

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 21:06

I once worked with a teacher from UK who asked all the students to take out their rubbers. That was a fun moment for her I think.?

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 19:02

I'm partial to a beanie
Upon my head
Beans in a tin
When I need to
Be fed
When I was young
And still at school
I'd watch Rowan Atkinson
Playing the fool
My thoughts
On beans
Could go on an on
But Beanz Means Heinz
Was the best Slogan

Michael McIntyre riding that imaginary horse was something I need to erase though :D


Tue 3rd Sep 2019 11:29

The poem itself uses English in quite a novel way. Apt, I suppose. I couldn't watch the video. Ross and McIntyre is too much this early in the day.

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keith jeffries

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 09:09


Thank you for this humour. Many years ago I attended University in California which necessitated buying a car. I quickly came to realise that the vocabulary relating to a car is very different to ours. Gas pedals, hoods, trunks windshield wipers to name a few. After buying the car I realised that it was low on petrol so I stopped and asked a passer by where the nearest Petrol Station was. He looked quizzically at me. I repeated my question and drew his attention to the dashboard which displayed my need of petrol. O, he replied you need gas. From then on I was on a learning curve. Bless them they do try.


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Don Matthews

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 08:39

Comic or serious
What will it be?
Just tossed a coin
Comic I see....

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