Comma splices and cultural differences

The craft of crochet is fundamentally the same, but the stitch names are different in the UK  and the US. The same stitches have different names. A single crochet (sc) in America is a double crochet (dc) in England. You have to be very aware of the origin of your pattern before you start.

And knitting comes in English and Continental style flavours. The same fundamental concept, just that you hold the yarn and needles differently.

Same same, but different

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Unword of the Day

a whole nother
very unique
do the needful
revert
expel the virtues

My husband used to work on a project at a major bank, and he dealt with staff in their many South East Asian offices. Working with lots of people who have English as their second language, he encountered a wide range of unusual language usage. Continue reading “Unword of the Day”