Hi there to the students from Mr. Geiman’s class in Pennsylvania, in the USA
who are doing the Student Blogging Challenge.
We thought you might be interested to read about the differences between
the way we speak English here, in Ireland
and the way you speak it in America.
If any of you were coming to visit us here in Ireland,
the different way
we use English might make things a bit confusing.
If you asked for a scone this is what we would give you:
We would serve it with jam and cream.
By jam we mean jelly.
Mmm, this looks like raspberry.
If you asked for jelly, we would give you this;
We call these crisps
Though we wouldn’t eat them with a knife and fork,
we might put them in a sandwich.
We call these chips:
unless we are in McDonald’s, in which case
we call them ‘french fries’.
We think it is interesting, that
although both the Irish
and the Americans speak English,
they speak if differently.