It’s bad enough that our British yoof copy USA youth culture, where everything from cup cakes to catastrophes are ‘awesome’.
But have you noticed recently there’s a new ‘Americanism’ in town?
Glamorous X Factor judge Kelly Rowland critiques every other show auditionee with: ‘Ooo, he/she/they are soooo cute.’
Yuksville! Last Sunday I was emulsioning my hall bubblegum pink (sooo cute!) and some USA reality TV show was on in the background.
Set in LA, all I could hear was continuous ‘ooo sooo cute’. AArgghh.
But what did tickle my chucklezone was when the ‘star’ was given her mug of coffee balanced on a plate. She enquired: ‘Is the plate to stop condensation?’
It made me think. Folks, when did you last drank tea at home in a cup – and saucer?