A small talk tip: Going to a public viewing?

Sports are usually a safe small talk topic, so the European Football Championship might come up in some of your business conversations.

Here’s a small talk tip: if you make small talk about the games with business partners from the U.S. or U.K., it might be best to avoid using the phrase “public viewing”.

In English, “public viewing” generally means öffentliche Aufbahrung.

To avoid any confusion, use “public screening” instead.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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