Posts tagged ‘Britain’

March 15, 2018

A Very British Problem

by duncanr

more ‘British problems’ here –

May 23, 2017

This funny British encounter just happened….

by allthoughtswork

…at Trader Joe’s, our international trading post. We get all countries in there, so it’s very exciting. I got to whip out my highschool German once. Shut up, Nobbly.

I’m standing at the recipe samples counter, kibitzing with the employee who is a friend of mine while I mainline my drugs…er, sip my free coffee sample…and a middle-aged woman points to the featured salad item and asks, “Is it rolled?”

We both stare at her.

“Is it ROLLED,” she repeats.

“I’m sorry, I don’t…” he trails off, still staring.

They go back and forth, he apologizes for not understanding what she means, and I’m straining to understand how or why the hell anybody would roll a Brussel sprouts coleslaw.

Finally, in an exasperated tone of voice reserved for the extremely British, she enunciates quite curtly, “Is…it…uncooked?”

“Oh–RAW!” we both say at the same time. She looks put upon. I ask where she’s from and when she says “England,” I nod sagely and repeat the question. North Hampton is the answer, of course, the place where they outlawed Ws in the 1800s.

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May 23, 2017

Blue tits

by allthoughtswork

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Have you ever seen these in your garden?

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May 2, 2017

Invisible Coffee?

by allthoughtswork

What the–? Coffee that doesn’t stain teeth?

What happened to your hard-earned UK reputation for deplorable gnashers? How do we make fun of you now?


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April 4, 2014

Regional Accents of Britain and Ireland

by duncanr

November 28, 2013

Christian Couple Lose Appeal to Supreme Court

by duncanr

no gay signI am old enough to remember a time when it was quite common in some parts of the UK to see signs on doors or on windows, or in adverts  placed by landlords looking for tenants to rent a property that said words to the effect of ‘No Irish or Coloureds Need Apply’

Thankfully these days are long gone. We have laws now that make such discrimination illegal

Why do i mention this?

A Christian couple, Peter and Hazel Bull, who . . .

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