You might be glad to know this is the last inept installment of UK English 101. I'm back home from London now, exhausted and dreading the unpacking, but very happy. I'll tell you about my trip later. Look here and here for updates on the word of the day posts. Thanks for correcting my British!
Pudding: this seems to have quite a different meaning in the UK than what Americans know fondly as pudding. Ours: creamy flavored custard that is made with milk from a Jell-O instant mix (unless of course you are notable American, Martha Stewart, in which case vanilla beans, free-range eggs and copper saucepans are involved).
In the UK, pudding seems to be any dessert, right? "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your MEAT?" (said with Scots accent, in honor of my husband, Michael, who likes Pink Floyd, and who nicely volunteered to do a few guest posts about football and NASCAR while I was away.)