the parents are in the uk this week. my mom sent this email, followed by tb's translation.
(subject line: Hi ro aLL)
wE ARE NOW in Edinburgh...not to good with this wobbly keyboard...sorry for errors. it's very old looking here, nothing refurbished as in london. also cold, hilly, and expensive. let me know if there is something specific you'd like. did get jenny's mustard. dad and i don't see anything for ourselves...so let us know if there's something you'd like.
tomorrow we go to st andrews...and get the car. took train here from london...very nice experience.
people in london don't have much of an accent but here in scotland we can barely understand them. dad wants to help them with their accent!
love to all,
tb says . . .
"it's very old looking"
translation: "we hate it here"
"nothing refurbished as in london"
translation: "the streets smell like piss."
"dad and i don't see anything for ourselves"
translation: "there's a guy with a skull pinkie ring selling marijuana outside of our broken down 400 year old bed & breakfast."
"dad wants to help them with their accent"
translation: "the scottish begin speaking in made up gibberish when they see my American Flag Cape and W '04 t-shirt"