Wednesday, May 19, 2010

About the term "cheeky"

We've been in London for 4 years, and, while my husband and I have no British accents, British vocabulary is infectious.  I use lots of British terms, though not always correctly.  Some are very nuanced and require more experience than I have to use properly.  The children are another story. My sister-in-law calls my 6 year old son Christopher Freakin' Robin.  Imagine a Texas boy telling his aunt, "Quick.  We have to ring up the fire brigade straightaway!"