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How the British Say “Running Errands”


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In the UK, instead of saying “running errands,” they say…

“I have to go see a man about a dog.”

Isn’t that the best thing ever? My sister Sophie works with a couple of British people, and they thought she was weird for calling it running errands. Or maybe errands just don’t exist in the UK? Can you imagine—life without oil changes or laundry? Sign me up!

(photo by Carmen Hamilton)

Last modified: January 10, 2019