Thursday, April 12, 2007


We are picking my parents up from the airport in just 2 1/2hours. I am so curious about how their flights went. This is the first time ever that they have flown. Good for them for going through such an adventure later in life!
Queen's English
We were chatting with our friend Brett from American Expats. He teaches English as a second language. He was saying how it is funny that he is an American in Scotland teaching the Queen's English. When he is teaching a word that ends with 'er' he is to pronouce it like ə (however would be pronounced howev-uh). And then we were talking about how it's funny that they just seem to switch their er's and a's at the ends of words because if a word ends in 'a' it is pronounced with an 'er' and the end of it (Emma is pronounced Emmer)


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I've noticed that (and you'll hear that from New Englanders, too) how funny. And WOW your parents flying today! I am praying all has went very well! Their first time, too! Wow!!


jil said...

I hope you all have a great time together. I think it's so cool that they're visiting you! I didn't really know that about the a sounds. We call Emerson Emers sometimes. So I guess over there we would just spell it Emmas. :)

ErinOrtlund said...


I can totally see how you are a mix of your parents! Have a great time with them!


Robin said...

Have a great time with your parents. Tell them I said hello!