Thursday, November 4, 2010

Still Learning

"Miss Jenny, I need a rubber!"
I heard this phrase today while helping with first grade math groups at a local primary school. My first thought was, "WHAT?!?!" Then, I remembered that Australians call pencil erasers rubbers, and I breathed a sigh of relief. Although I've been living in Australia for over a year and am pretty fluent in Aussie-talk, sometimes I get caught off guard. Living in a different culture is definitely a learning process, and no one ever has it all figured out. Thanks to my six little first grade angels for reminding me of that today.


  1. haha yea that one got me here too! They learn british english in school, and trousers, I had to fight the laughter when I was visiting a class and it came up in a game of take-a-hike! Oh cultural differences!

  2. HAHA I know!!! I never got used to that one