Britishism of the day

1 Jul

“Pop his clock” as in “You should see Stevie Wonder perform before he pops his clock.”

It’s kind of like our expression “Kick the bucket.”

“Why would you say that? ‘Kick the bucket’–it doesn’t even make sense!” said our real estate agent, Gareth, before he added, “I guess ‘Pop his clock’ doesn’t make sense either.”

We had a little too much with Gareth this afternoon on our quest for the perfect flat.

I guess I should mention that I am currently in London looking for a place to live. It’s been lovely and brilliant and all those other favourite British words. Still can’t believe this is actually happening.


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