“I’ll come and make love to you at five o’clock. If I’m late, start without me.” Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

7 comments

  1. That line reminds me of days of yore, when I was a college freshman. I was interested in a girl whose roommate was being courted by a guy from England. One night the four of us were having coffee and the roommate and the Englishman were arranging to go out on a Friday night. “Great,” he said, “I’ll knock you up at 7:00.”

    Conversation stopped of course, and it was fun to see how red his face turned when we explained what the phrase means in American…

  2. Yes indeed there are some notable differences.I have a few unprintable mistakes I have made with American friends when I have said something quite innocent in British English that was quite scandalous in American English.

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