Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

We at Novel Matters -- Americans and Canadians alike -- want to wish you and yours a very happy and safe 4th of July!

We appreciate you more than you know! Enjoy Ray Charles -- truly one of the GREATS -- singing "America the Beautiful"


Megan Sayer said...

Well, on behalf of all your Aussie readers, Happy Independence day from July 5. We appreciate you right back.

Watch out for Poms and aliens, eh?
: )

Kathleen Popa said...

What's a Pom?

Anonymous said...

My question exactly. What is a Pom?

Megan Sayer said...

Wow, another thing I've always presumed was universal. Obviously not.
A Pom is a British person. We grew up calling all British people Poms, and all Americans Yanks. Or Septic Tanks. Or Septics.
So if an Australian says to you "how ya goin' me ol' Septic?" they're not being rude. But it doesn't happen that much any more.

Here endeth the completely irrelevant cultural lesson : )

Anonymous said...

Ha! Very interesting.