Check out today’s Teatime Titbit: WWW: New English 2.
You never stop learning!!!! That’s for sure. I came across 3 new words during my holiday in the UK (splendid weather btw) and I thought it would be a bit of fun to share them with you and to keep you abreast of (auf dem Laufenden sein) the ever-growing English language.
So without further ado (Kurzerhand), let’s dive into the words.
- Glamping – Having Googled it, it turns out it is a German word too – have you ever heard of it? Am I living under a rock? (hinterem Mond leben) Anyway for those of you, who must be living under the same rock as me, it means to go camping in luxury.
- Getmehometyre – Back in the good old days, there was the good old spare wheel (Ersatzreifen) in the boot (Kofferraum) of the car in case of any flats (Reifenpanne) and the like. Today, according to (gemäß) the linked article you can be lucky to have ‘space-saver’ wheel aka ‘getmehometyre’, which is designed to do just that – get you home! Often it seems a repair kit – is little big surprise you might get when opening you spare wheel well. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2837237/The-REAL-reason-car-firms-won-t-spare-tyre-Manufacturers-scrimp-installing-extra-wheels-cut-costs.html
- to vapour – staying in a Premier Inn hotel (fantastic beds) near Stansted airport I read the following notice ‘No smoking or vapouring in the room’. As I don’t use e-cigs, I had no idea that you say ‘to vapour’. You live and learn.
Have a great rest of the week,