Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mid-week Mash Up

Bigstock

Bigstock have produced an illustrated compendium of words that have a totally diffeent meaning the US and the UK. A laugh-out-loud learning experience!

"Here in the United States, we speak the same language as our ye old predecessors in Great Britain, but we don't always speak it the same way. So, we asked our oh-so British receptionist, Ryan Lovett, to give us a crash course in some of the more notable discrepancies.

"Here are 20 words (along with some accompanying Bigstock images) that have pretty different meanings in Great Britain than they do in the U.S."

Amazon Launches in Australia 

"Never one to rest on its laurels, Amazon has launched a Kindle Store in Australia.
Numerous authors have been tweeting over the past few hours that Amazon has also added a new sales channel in KDP for a new Kindle Store at Amazon.com.au


Read on...

And Waterstones have taken a leaf out of John Lewis's book and created a Christmas advert - albeit on a slightly smaller budget...

 

Here's the John Lewis one, if you want to see what GB£7m will buy you! It's already gone viral - would love to see Waterstone's making that leap. :)

5 comments:

LeAnne Bristow said...

Hi Liz, I love your blog posts! Just wanted to let you know that...oh, and link to Bigstock isn't working. I was really looking forward to reading the 20 words that have different meanings! :(

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, LeAnne. The link has been fixed. Sometimes Google scrambles it. But I've double checked.

Kaelee said...

Hi Liz ~ Really enjoyed the adverts. Both arexcellent. I enjoyed Bigstock as well but went down a bit of a rabit hole on that site.

Liz Fielding said...
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Liz Fielding said...

Easy to do, Kaelee!