Monday, March 23, 2009

Cultural Reference Mismatch

Bumper sticker on American car on American highway: "My other car is the Tardis."

In e-mail from distinguished (aren't they all?) Briton: "Yoiks, as Scooby-Doo would say."

Some days everything seems designed to give me pause.


Ivan said...

"My other car is the Tardis"-- even better than slipping "frak" into conversation.

Simon said...

It was only after I got that Scooby-Doo e-mail that I realized how often I actually SAY "yoiks" which I think is arguably worse than "frak." I'm not sure why, but I just have this gut feeling that it's worse.