Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: An Adult Should Really Know This - Silly Things You've Had to Tell People« Last post by Luci45 on Yesterday at 11:24:03 PM »
I am forever confused about what the proper names of some of my relatives should be - sometimes they'll get referred to by four different names in the same conversation. Some of my relatives on my dad's side sort of go by their legal first names, but the family southern accent has rendered the name quite differently than the spelling would suggest. Serena became "Shreeny," and Juanita became "Waneeter."
Have you ever read a Russion novel? Good gravy! For this situation, can you find a nice elder aunt and ask her to help you? Thinking back 40 years to a similar situation. Thanks, Gromania!)
Back on thing adults should know:
I often find myself having to tell people that it will take more than 15 minutes to drive 20 miles. Most places on Earth are not connected directly by a straight road with a high speed limit.
Do you suppose this is why so many people in the midwest but close to cities say, "It's about a half hour" instead of, "30 miles," or "4 miles" in town?