Try to order a bottle of water in a restaurant. To be met with blank stares and a polite “pardon”. Looking around like you’re an idiot or for the secret film crew and ask again “water please”… More blank stares. To save further embarrassment you decide that a Coke really is fine and much better than a water for everyone. I was later informed by English friend in the US had i asked for a “wader” i might have been understood.
Response to 8 Things Dyslexic People Are Tired Of Hearing:
You missed out the ‘question’ your spell checker asks when it can’t identify a word you have typed at all as it bares no resemblance to how it’s actually spelled. Before computers were commonplace at schools i used to spend hours trying to look words up in the dictionary of how to spell them. It took so long as quite often i didn’t know the second letter! School was painful.