Who taught: Audrey
I just sent an email to my coworker, Amber, and made a dummy mistake. When I meant to say, “Thank you very much, Amber! – Terry,” I wrote, “Thank you very much, Terry!”
These two mean so different. How dummy does it sound? I was thanking myself. Arghhh….
Luckily, I realized my mistake very quickly and sent another email to her to clarify. She understood and gave me an example where a comma can make a big difference.
“Let’s eat, Grandma!” vs. “Let’s eat Grandma!” The only difference is a comma here but they man very different, right, like my mistake?
English…. English…. How can I not love you?
Anyway, today, I want to continue the series of rediscovering a word. Today’s word is “rug.”
So, what is a rug?
A rug is a floor covering of shaggy or woven material, typically not extending over the entire floor. It’s similar to carpet but there is a difference. You want to read this post to understand the difference.
Great… Well…. Let me ask again! What is a rug? I know.. I already told you what it is. But, there is another definition.
I am a man. When a bold man wants to cover his bold head, they would wear a thing. That is “toupee.”
Well, when you are in front of those men, you want to be careful about saying “rug” because rug also means toupee. A few days ago, I was watching an episode of a TV show, Rules of Engagement. Audrey in the show used this word to mean “toupee” that another guy was wearing but I had a hard time to understand why it was supposed to be funny because she and her husband did talk about a rug for their apartment a few seconds ago.
You may think you can speak English? But, until you live here in the U.S., you do not know how hard English can be.