Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Re: Winter Formal
The great divide between the US and the English speaking world is high school terminology.
Would a kind biligual American please provide a concise explanation of the following:
Prom. To the uninitiated, this appears to be a function where soulful young men lose their virginity to formerly haughty jockfollowing beauty queens, but only after fighting off drunken football stars. Later on, after the dance, all but one of the nubile young females are slaughtered in inventive fashion by a mask wearing maniac. Basically 'Prom' seems to be a misspelling of 'Porn'.
Homecoming: I absolutely have no clue what this means. However, after the dance, all but one of the nubile young females are slaughtered in inventive fashion by a mask wearing maniac. Apparently.
Winter formal. A formal dance during winter, perhaps? Seems to differ from the other two in that there has been no mention in this thread of slaughter, whether nubile young and female or otherwise. There does, however, appear to be a certain amount of breakdancing; slaughter would be preferable.
The US has many strange and wonderful words, but the only ones I've never had a proper explanation of are Prom and Homecoming. Please assist.