The Brit List

WATCH: How To Stop An Argument With Queen And Technology

Political journalism is a terribly serious business. There is no scope, in the middle of an angry row about, say, Prime Minister’s Question Time, for any form of levity, in case it looks as though you are mocking the very ...

Move Over Nessie: Five Mythical British Beasts

The Loch Ness monster is one of the most famous mythical beasts in the world, up there with Sasquatch and the yeti and the perfect wife for TV’s Simon Cowell. But Nessie is by no means the only made-up beastie to come from the ...

Five U.S. TV Shows That Have A Surprising UK Fanbase

If I can offer the usual caveat before we start: clearly I don’t know what’ll surprise anyone who isn’t me. And let’s face it, if Britain is going to happily export super-British shows like Downton Abbey and ...

Five American Things That Are STILL Cool

There are times when being a Brit looking at America is like pressing your face against the dining room window, watching an astonishing feast going on inside. We’re pretty good at lots of things – sarcasm, reading, tweed etc – ...

British Influences We Could Do Without

Right, so last week we highlighted British “imports” that we could use some more of. And, keeping in mind the saying, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” or, a little cruder, “Don’t sh*t where you eat,” there are some ...

The Brit List: Five Ways Americans Ruined the English Language

There’s a phrase used in robotics – the uncanny valley – that describes the problem of building a robot and making it look human. Broadly speaking, the closer to reality you get, the ickier your robot becomes.

The Brit List: 7 Famous Transatlantic Couples

Tonight (January 25) at 11/10c, BBC America premieres its latest Brit List special Top 20 Women Who Date Across the Pond, which counts down the biggest female celebrities who have found love with men from the other side of Atlantic.

Gallery: The Brits Who Defined 2012

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, Bond’s 50th anniversary, and Doctor Who putting all eyes on the UK in the past twelve months, who were the British celebrities who made 2012 the remarkable year that was? Click ...

How To Add A Touch Of Class To Anything: Add An ‘Old English…’

Language makes suckers of us all. You only have to look at eBay to see how easily a word like rare or vintage can make any old crap look more attractive than it really is.

Five British Locations For An Alien Invasion That Are NOT London

This is part of a poster for the new Star Trek movie, showing a half-destroyed city skyline from the future, with some very interesting buildings dotted about. Over on the left there, you can see one that looks like an unexploded bomb, ...