A Piece of Pie
by Ruan Mills Burke
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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A Light-hearted look at the difference between UK English and US English
An Englishman in an American Diner...
He stepped inside and took a seat
Then eyed the dessert cart
When the waitress came, he said,
“I’d like some Apple Tart?”
The waitress looked astonished
She jumped and gave a start
Then shouted to her boss out back
“This man wants Apple Tart!”
The boss came through to see him
And handed him a chart
“This ‘ere is our price list
If you’re wanting Apple Tart.”
The Englishman was puzzled
This language was an art
But all he’d really come in for
Was Tea and Apple Tart
Finally the Englishman
Decided to be smart
He took a plate and served himself
A slice of Apple Tart
The boss watched in amazement
The waitress did depart
All that fuss for a piece of pie
The Englishman called a tart.
A light hearted look at the difference between UK English and US English.
In America (certainly some parts) and Apple Tart is a prostitute.
In England, an Apple Tart is an open topped pastry case with apple in it.
We do recognise the term 'Tart' as attributed to a loose woman but an Apple Tart is only ever a tasty dessert.
An English Pie always has a pastry top.
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|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|I AM AN AMERICAN AND THIS WORK HAS GIVEN ME SOME NEW INFORMATION. THE 'APPLE' PART OF THE DEFINITION WAS NEVER KNOWN TO ME, HOWEVER 'TART' NEVER MEANT A PROSITUTE OR LOOSE WOMEN TO ME. 'TART' TO ME MEANS A FLIPPANT, SASSY, NO MANNERS WOMAN WITH A NASTY ATTITUDE. YOU KNOW, YOU CAN BE ALL THESE THINGS AND NOT BE 'LOOSE', JUST A WOMAN WAS AN A-SOCIAL, HIGH STRUNG PERSONALITY THAT NOBODY WANTS TO BE BOTHERED WITH. FUNNY THAT I KNEW THAT THE ENGLISH CALL APPLE PIE, APPLE TART IF THERE IS NO COVERING TO IT. IN ANY CASE, THE 'TART' LINGO, I GUESS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT PART OF AMERICA ONE IS FROM? I'M FROM THE EAST COAST(SMILE). THANKS FOR SHARING, RUAN, I ENJOYED THAT BIT OF INFO...TA, TA. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS