Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Frenchman's Bay, Maine

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Britishisms

A few weeks ago I sent a picture book manuscript to an editor in England. Recently, she replied, asking me to email her my "potted history."

At first, I thought of potted plants...potting soil...then I realized what she wanted! (potted = abridged, brief)

Made me laugh. An example of those little language differences.

4 comments:

Ginger said...

Funny. I'd never heard that one before!

Is she interested in your manuscript, then?

Betsy said...

I've never heard it before either!

Africakid said...

Hi Ginger and Betsy!

Yes, the editor's interested and will present it to the others in her company...so it all depends on if they agree to publish or not (ie, think that my manuscript's marketable).

Carmiña said...

Hi, I learn this word with you. And i have find the definition in http://www.thefreedictionary.com potted - (British informal) summarized or abridged; "a potted version of a novel"