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The Brit List
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 22nd, 2012
Greetings from Britfordshire, and a happy Thanksgiving to one and all!
Is that right? Is that how you say it?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 20th, 2012
Let’s start with the nicest possible way to go from being in gainful employment to not being in gainful employment, when your job ceases to exist. It’s nothing you’ve done wrong, it’s merely that the company ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 19th, 2012
Last week I had a bit of a moment getting grumpy about the gentrification of pop music, with particular reference to deliberately minimal and maudlin cover versions of old hits for the sake of advertisers. But that doesn’t mean ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 5th, 2012
Greetings from Limeytown! I’m told you’re having something of an election thing this week? Well, jolly good luck with it, and I hope you get the representative you feel you deserve.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 25th, 2012
Blag A little item of criminal slang that has found its way into common use. To blag something is to get it for free, possibly without deserving to.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 22nd, 2012
In a forgotten corner of England’s green and (mostly) pleasant land — sure as the sun rises over the cricket pitch and the flies buzz around the damp thatch atop the old Post Office — some retired Colonel in the home ...
By Brigid Brown | Posted on October 15th, 2012
London black cabs will never lose their allure. The ride can be a bit pricey, but when you’re traveling in Britain’s capital, it’s nice to treat yourself. You definitely are traveling in style.
Note: some of these are songs performed with Muppets as well as by Muppets. But there are songs and there are Muppets, so that should be good enough for anyone.
It’s not 100 percent known how cockney rhyming slang — the replacement of a common word with a rhyming phrase — came about, but it’s typically thought that the tricky word play was a type of code amongst groups of people in 19th ...
By staff | Posted on October 5th, 2012
The folks over at BBC AMERICA’s series The Brit List want to know what Doctor Who fans think for an upcoming special. In The Brit List: The Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists, they’ll be counting down the scariest monsters, ...