View your language. When communicating with individuals of the same history, we quite often lapse into shorthand, idioms and jargon.
Just like internet slang like ‘AFK’ (from the keyboard) and ‘TL;DR’ (too-long; didn’t browse) can baffle visitors, terms like ‘back with the drawing panel’ or ‘burn the midnight petroleum’ can mistake non-native English speakers exactly who change the sentences literally. Become especially familiar with long-established words which could even be deemed unpleasant. Continue Reading