Got a very exciting email yesterday (yes, it does happen). One of the most-read posts on this blog over the years has been the table ‘What Brits say v What they mean’, which I first published in 2011. A colleague had pinged it over, and I was frustratingly unable to locate the original source. I decided to publish anyway because it’s just so good – see for yourself.
But now the elusive author has got in touch and asked to be credited. Only too happy to do so. Nannette Ripmeester (@N_Ripmeester) created it for a training in the late 1990s for her organization, Expertise in Labour Mobility. As proof, here’s her 2011 paper (in the ‘Pediatric Pulmonology’ journal of all places…) and a more recent LinkedIn post. We are forever in your debt Nannette. Here’s the version from her LinkedIn post, which has a few different entries – I guess it must be a living document.
Now, how about a post-Brexit edition? ‘Europe’; ‘the Continent’ or maybe a politician-speak version – ‘Our European Friends’. I’ll happily repost, with credit this time, promise…..