I got an e-mail yesterday from a co-worker who was telling me about the terrible weather in her neck of the woods (i.e. in the area where she lives).
She is a lovely British lady. She speaks impeccable British English and she teaches me lots of colloquial expressions. Since I am Canadian, I am not always familiar with the terms she uses.
With this said, she used the expression ‘mossies’ in an e-mail. Here is what she wrote: ” The weather has been horrible. It feels like autumn. it is quite cold. The only positive side is that the mossies have not come out.”
Mossies = Mosquitos
Let’s use this expression in context:
- I can’t sleep at night with all the mossies buzzing over my head.
- Put some anti-repellant on or you will get bitten by the mossies.
- Stop scratching yourself! Your mossie bite can get infected.
What’s the weather like in your area? Have the mossies come out?