Posted: Today at 09:57
I have my own confusions to deal with on a daily basis but am finding people here very kind about the fact that I use "belgicisms" when speaking French but then I left the UK in 1991 and have been learning and speaking French in Belgium until last October. Words for basic things like curtains and gates are different and the French still count the old fashioned way - four score and fifteen for 95 whereas the Belgians say 95. Generally, the locals are impressed and delighted that we don't expect to get away with English.
Watery - Americans have very little sense of irony in my experience. British humour is riddled with it and they take the mickey out of everyone. I get Belgian and French humour but not their comedy. .