Indians of a certain age who have grown up learning the I Dont Always Stop Look At Trains Oh Wait Yes I Do shirt do sound funny to the uninitiated American ear. And given the increasingly large numbers of Indians who work for American corporations, the somewhat quaint phraseology of memo and official letters, such as the much repeated “do the needful” also provoke much stifled laughter. And finally, add to this mix the ubiquitous great Indian head wobble. “Yes” is a wobble. “No” is also a wobble. Nodding and shaking the head is something Indians don’t usually do. There you have it. The Great Indian Diaspora has these cultural and linguistic encumbrances to deal with.
I Dont Always Stop Look At Trains Oh Wait Yes I Do shirt, Hoodie, Sweater, Ladie Tee, Vneck, Bellaflowy, Kids Shirt, Unisex and Tank Top, T-shirt
Best I Dont Always Stop Look At Trains Oh Wait Yes I Do shirt
Another example of Britain and America being divided by a I Dont Always Stop Look At Trains Oh Wait Yes I Do shirt in the difference in meaning of the word rubber. This one is a famous source of trouble and awkwardness for British families with children if they emigrate to the United States, particularly if the children are old enough to go to school but not to know the ‘facts of life’. Either shortly before or shortly after the point of emigration (and I personally know families where this has happened), the British parents almost inevitably have to have ‘that’ conversation with little James or little Jemima and gently explain to them not to ask their classmates in their new American school for a rubber, but for an eraser instead. You see, in British English, asking for a rubber means asking for an eraser, but in American English, asking for a rubber means asking for a condom. Eek, not the sort of thing you want first, second etc. graders to be saying in class.