Megan Palmer wrote:
Heidi Schmidt wrote:My story to add...
I was an au pair to a trio of English children when I was 19 years old. A few days into my stay, they were acting up in the way children do... nothing terrible, but a little bratty. As a Canadian, and thinking nothing of it, I affectionately chided them: "That's enough, you little buggers!"
Shocked silence. That day I learned that bugger had another meaning, and that it was considered a swear word over there. Oops! Oh well, just part of my education.
Bugger is not considered an offensive word in NZ and this iconic ad aptly illustrates its common usage https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/bugger-toyota-hilux-commercial-1999
John F Dean wrote:Odd. I was recently clearing some brush and was stung on my forearm by a black wasp. No doubt I was near its home. The odd part is that I have not been stung by one in years, and my arm swelled for 4 days ......which also never happens.
Ooh, thank you for this. I also like what I see. I have to give it some thought, but I might dive in
r ranson wrote:I stumbled on this class. Making a skirt fit is pretty easy, as I have some that I can trace the pattern off. But I really like the intro videos and this person's approach to designing.
Not sure if I can afford it, so I'll keep looking.