This week Kate at Kate Takes 5 has chosen the subject of "5 reasons I know I'm a (fill in the blank).
I'm making my Listography into "5 reasons I know I'm a South African (living in the UK)". Yes it's silly, but I'm feeling a little homesick today and this has made me feel slightly better for some odd reason.
The 5 reasons I know I'm a South African (living in the UK)...
1. I say 'now now' and 'just now'. In every place that I have worked in the UK and every person that I have met in the UK over the past 8 years, I have had to explain to them what I mean when I say these words. What do I say? "Now now" means that I'll do it shortly when I can or want to and "just now" means I'll do it later. No actual timescale given. Simple enough.
2. I say 'shame' way too much. It is a word with hundreds of different uses. Such a fabulous way of expressing emotions and reactions to different situations. Love it!
3. 25 degrees celcius is not hot. It's not a heat wave. It was 3 days of slightly warmer weather. I will not be rushing down to a pebbly beach, getting stuck on the M25 for hours for a touch of colour. I know a fabulous place locally that does a nifty spray tan in 20 minutes, thanks! (I'm honestly a very positive person, trust me!).
4. I don't eat rhubarb. Ate it once. Didn't like it. Brits can keep it!
5. I talk to people on tubes, trains and buses. I even talk to people when I pay for things in a shop. Oh, the shock and sheer horror of it all! It's called being friendly. The world would be a much better place if we were all a bit nicer to each other, don't you think?