You’ll see my title wasn’t a mistake – what is so frightening about the word “of” to America?? They say “Today I picked up a couple PS4 games” – to which my reply is invariably “what’s a couple PS4 game?”. Then there’s “and”, they hide and tremble in fear of that one too in numbers. “Three hundred …*internal mind shriek* twenty!!” – although they feel no fear saying it outside of numbers, cos, you know, if they didn’t overcome their morbid Andphobia then half of what they say would make no fucking sense. Neither does saying “three hundred twenty” but….
The last one that NO ONE will dare say in America is “toilet”.
When I was in a shopping centre in America I asked the cleaning lady “excuse me can you tell me where the toilets are please”, and she went “sorry the what…?”. Then you go there and it says “Restrooms” where “Toilets” should be. The first time I went to America I was 12. So naturally knowing that America does everything so much bigger than England I saw that and assumed “oh, well, that’s nice. Will there be a nice big sofa in there to relax on? Maybe a nice cooling water dispenser as it’s rather hot here in Florida. Some nice potted flowers around the place”. Imagine my disappointment on discovering that they’re just TOILETS!! Big let down, America. I can’t help feeling there’s false advertising laws you’re not abiding by somewhere here….