The story is about Joe/Patrick. Obviously Joe is circumcised (figured that one out!) but I am writing the story as a coming of age and it is supposed to be the first circumcised penis that Patrick would have seen. Would that be accurate? Was circumcision uncommon in the midwestern US in the mid 80's?
Also, can somebody explain SATS to me? How do they work? Does everybody take them, or do you only take them if want to go to college, or what?
Or does it depend? Because it depends which school you get into in Australia, and I wasn't sure if it was the same overseas.
1. Is it "mold" or "mould"? Not the green fuzzy stuff, but the verb, as in "molding out of clay". I asked some friends about this and one (from Australia) said mold, another (from Manchester) said mould, and a third (from Birmingham) said either. So can anyone here shed some light on how someone from London would spell it?
2. Is it "windshield" or "windscreen"? Australia votes the former, Manchester votes the latter. I would assume the friend from Manchester is correct, since Australia is a different continent after all, but I want to make sure.
3. Is it "footpath" or "pavement"? As before, Australia votes former, Manchester votes latter, and for the record I say "sidewalk". Again, just want to make sure.
4. On the subject of "any more": Over here we spell it as one word when we use it to mean "currently", as in "I don't work there anymore," and my spellchecker as well as all three friends agree that in the UK it's two words. However, the friend from Birmingham also mentioned something that caught me off guard, which is that over there it's not used to mean "currently", only "a larger amount". So "We don't carry that any more" wouldn't work, but "We don't carry any more of that" would. Thoughts? Is this a British thing that I have totally missed up until this point, or is it local to Birmingham, a northern thing, etc? Basically would someone from London use it in both instances, or just one?
That's it for now. Thank you guys so much--you're always so helpful. ♥
Thank you, darlings. ♥
So, I'm Australian and over here rum and coke is basically the drink of choice for boys aged 16-20, that or vodka, and I'm wondering if it's the same in the states or, if not, what is?
Thanks in advance.
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I would really love it if someone could help me with my recent dilemma's.
I am British living in Australia, and I am constantly writing fanfics based in America, during highschool years.
I would just like some help with:
1. When the school years start and finish
2. What the cut off age is for each year level
3. Some general American phrases, other than the obvious generic ones everyone knows
4. What the school day is normally structured like - i.e. Does it have 7 periods thirty minutes long with an hour lunch and a ten minute morning recess.
5. If there are 'elective' classes in Junior and Senior years
I would be so grateful if you could help me!
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I was wonder if during college do they do role call like in elementary school or do they not even care?
I would appreciate the help.