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Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:35 pm Post
big soft moose wrote:Fairy nuff
One point though, i suspect, based on experience with american friends, a greater issue might be with americans not knowing what the RSPCA is ... if its important to the story thats its about animals you might want to say 'humane society' who are international
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:12 pm Post
pigfender wrote:So, I've got another one of those questions.
Is "Direct Debit" a recognisable term? A search shows that you have DD as a concept in America (Automatic Clearing House), Australia (Direct Entry), etc, but it's not clear if the term Direct Debit itself is a term you'd recognise.
As in... "I have a £5 a month direct debit to the RSPCA."
Is it obvious that means you've set up an automatic donation to charity that just happens without you ever having to think about it again?
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:21 pm Post
xiamenese wrote:And yet I've just been told by an American that Americans won't know what I'm talking about if I say "old-fashioned dial telephone"—in my experience the standard UK designation—rather than "old-fashioned rotary-dial telephone".
xiamenese wrote:And American's are always telling me that they find British English too difficult to understand;
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