British Understatement

We Brits are famous for understatement.

We’ve got a bit of a problem.

This really means:

Our office has burnt down in a massive arson attack.

This Wednesday I met Sarah at weekly house group.  She’s a university researcher, originally from the USA.  Her last “posting” before DUS was Reyjkavik, capital of Iceland, where she had worked for three years.

G in G:

So, do you speak any Icelandic?

S:

A bit, but I find I now keep using Icelandic words when speaking in German.

Now, that is classic British understatement, and from an American!

Sarah is the first person I have ever met who speaks any Icelandic at all!  All power to you, lass!

Have an understated day, won’t you!

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