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In the middle of his road trip across America, British filmmaker James Coulson decided he’d seen enough—and applied for U.S. …Read Now
Well, it’s that time of year again when post-Christmas wallets are weighed up and paperwork is gathered for the filing …Read Now
It is said that a positive review from British restaurant critic Giles Coren can be worth $1 million to an …Read Now
Whenever fresh additions are made to the fusty old Oxford English Dictionary, a certain type of person will throw their hands up and openly bemoan the death of the British version of the English language. This cry is only intensified if …
We’ve written a fair amount about British slang over the years, but there’s an equally strong pot of lexicographical gold on the other side of the Irish sea from the U.K. and as it’s St.
As befits a nation that is often blessed with inclement weather, the Brits have a fine array of slang terms for feeling unwell. The ones listed here are only those that don’t appear to have travelled too well across the globe, …
My mum always called it the gubbins box. Others prefer blabber, or melly, or doobly, or zapper (occasionally veering into Frank, for obvious reasons), or doofer, or twitcher, or podger, or didge, or ponker, or flipper, or doo-flicky …
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.
What, you may ask, is so free about a Scot? Which Scot got away with something that he or she possibly should not have done, and why has this miscarriage of justice lasted so long in the language of the British Isles?
Yesterday, our ever-helpful sister blog Mind The Gap published a list of American place names that are not pronounced the way they are spelled, in an effort to increase international understanding of local quirks for visiting Brits.
British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium – has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, …
Kids, as the old TV show claimed, say the darndest things. They also play the darndest games, make up the darndest tricks, find the darndest uses for stuff that falls from trees and, in one disturbing example, turn a campaign for …
Not that we’re trying to influence world events or anything, but should anyone extremely British be on the lookout for suitable names for a female baby any time soon – can’t think of any examples off the top of my head, …