Ameri-Brit children and awkward situations
Posted on September 8, 2009 by pacificyorkshirebird
This one is for those of you who might be raising kids with American and British families. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my 14 month old nephew lately. His parents are both American but Mr. Charismatic and I have given him a few books from Britain featuring iconic British characters, Noddy for example. Today we were discussing Thomas the Tank characters. My sister mentioned Sir Topham Hatt and Mr. Charismatic didn’t have a clue who that was. So, she describes the nicely dressed man wearing a top hat. “Oh! You mean the Fat Contoller!” said Mr. C. We all had a really good laugh about this. Can you imagine a child going to an American school, playing with the train set and calling this toy “The Fat Controller”. The American teachers would be horrified at such an un-PC name.