I was recently a guest on the Dave Pickering‘s podcast, Getting Better Acquainted. Dave and I discussed many things including story telling, dyslexia, tough times at school, depression and writing. Have a listen to the GBA Podcast.
Ah bless New Yorkers!
English lady asking a cop for directions at the Manhattan end of the Brooklyn Bridge.
English Lady – “Excuse me officer, could you please tell me where Water Street is?”
Cop – “Where?”
English Lady – “Water Street.”
Cop – “I’m sorry lady I can’t understand what you’re sayin.”
English Lady – “Water Street? W-A-T-E-R Street!”
Cop – “Listen lady, THAT SIDE BROOKLYN, THIS SIDE MANHATTAN.”
Lost in translation. If she’d simply asked for “Wadder Street” she’d have been perfectly understood.