Mudcat Café message #2360124 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #111849   Message #2360124
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
07-Jun-08 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: Nice Compliments that you have had
Subject: RE: Nice Compliments that you have had
I still remember the first open mike I played in the States, somewhere in Massachusetts, must have been 1997-98, and the MC came up to me afterwards and said, "Hey, that was awesome".

I was totally blown away by this, it was only later during my sojourn in the US that I realised that "awesome", far from being the huge compliment that I had imagined, was simply US-speak for "reasonably good".