Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Personality Quiz: Which U.K. Nation Are You?

National identity can act like a magnet that brings some people together and pushes others apart with equal strength. And to make the magnetic fields even more complicated, as a combination nation, the United Kingdom has its own …

‘Doctor Who’s Osgood is Coming Back

The story so far: in the Doctor Who story “Death in Heaven,” Missy, the regenerated Master, found herself handcuffed inside a plane, with only kind and faithful (and slightly asthmatic) Osgood for company, and mischief on …

Why Do Some Brits Have Multiple Middle Names?

Having a middle name is often a way of paying a tiny tribute to a beloved relative or maintaining a family tradition that will keep grandparents happy. If there are two (or more) middle names, these traditional names can be …