Thursday, December 15, 2011

Variances in the English language.

I just received an e-mail from the airline in which we are to travel with over the holidays. I had the hardest time figuring out what they were speaking of in this sentence:

"Christmas crackers cannot be accepted on flights so please do not bring them to the airport as you will have to leave them behind." 

Finally it dawned on me... they must be referring to fireworks! Or fire crackers. I was sitting here thinking it was some sort of cracker (that you eat) that comes out only at Christmas time and couldn't figure out why they wouldn't be allowed. Thank you Wikipedia for confirming my theory was correct. No worries airline, this family won't be attempting to bring fireworks on board. 

To appease your imagination and keep you from having to google it yourself, here is a photo of a "Christmas cracker." (Am the only curious mind that googles EVERYTHING?)

Image courtesy of: Wikipedia

Extra credit for those of you who can figure out where we are going for our Christmas break. We leave in one week from today, and I am getting SO excited! 


Anonymous said...

I totally google everything too!

I am guessing you are taking a smaller European airline, like Ryan Air, hence the strange "Christmas crackers" comment, so...I'll guess you're heading somewhere within the EU. Portugal? Switzerland? Can't wait to find out!

Suzanne Turek said...

I am very impressed with your deductive reasoning skills... you even got the airline spot on! :)