The following is a guest post. If there’s one thing the British can do with greater prolificacy than almost any other peoples, it is coining insults.
The following is a guest post. A popular tradition over the British festive period – particularly throughout Christmas Day and Boxing Day – is to engage in the pulling of Christmas crackers. Indeed, as a British expatriate living in the United States, I rather miss this tradition – hokey, though it may be.
Having enjoyed 5 Christmases in the United States since 2008, I have come to find that there are many aspects of Yuletide that are so subtly different from those of my homeland.
It is one of the world’s worst-kept meteorological secrets; Great Britain is a drizzly, cloudy nation. And for every raindrop that falls to the ground, you can bet there is someone having a good old moan about it. At least, that’s how the stereotype goes.
The following is a guest post. Almost 5 years ago, I boarded a single flight bound for North America. My wife – already a self-confessed Anglophile – was with me, as we set off to an uncertain future in the Midwestern state of Indiana, where we have lived ever since.
The following is a guest post. It perhaps speaks to both the worldwide respect and vehement hatred of the “tiny island” that so many words have been invented to refer to the British. Born out of international conflicts many of these names are still in use today – spoken by Americans, Australians and even the […]