Tag Archives: British Words

10 Old British Slang Terms That Deserve A Revival

Just because it’s Friday and old words are amazing, here’s a list of delightful slang terms that are around 200 years old. Some of them describe acts people simply don’t perform any more, or suggest manners and ...

Revealed: The Most Embarrasing Street Names In Britain

As anyone who has ever seen Benny Hill in action can confirm, the British are a nation obsessed with innuendo and saucy slang. They’ve been twisting the meaning of innocent words to make them smutty for centuries.

Six Innocent Phrases and Their Morally Suspect Origins

From “by hook or by crook” to “going Dutch,” here are six charming expressions that have morally dubious origins.

Same Word Different Spelling

Brits and Americans speak the same language, but our words aren’t always spelled the same. The reason being (the short story) is that prior to dictionaries, there was no standardized spelling for the English language.

10 Surprising British Words for Familiar Things

Surely any self-respecting Anglophile knows ”flat” means “apartment,” a “lift” is an “elevator,” “trainers” are “sneakers,” and so on. It should come in your ...