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dale-estey's picture
May.29.2012
And, it's a list which makes me go, not only ho-hum, but 'what?' as I never heard of two out of the five. Nevertheless, it is an interesting idea. I imagine we all can think of a few which are our favourites. I will go with "wisp" and "plash". Elbow * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   What's the...
katherine-gregor's picture
Apr.18.2012
  Rule Number One to be truly English.  Banish at once the following two words from your vocabulary: 'yes' and 'no'.     They are unsightly, un-English, and compromising.  They state an absolute, and that is bad-mannered.  After all, who gives you the right to...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.31.2012
  photo: Noomi Rapace, about to terrify.  From rogerebert.com.   Overall this second film of the series was better than the very good first film, which makes sense, as the second novel in the series was superior to the first.  I suspect that the American version of the second...
SharonWalling's picture
Feb.16.2012
If I could strike one phrase from the English language – at least the 21st century English. It would be - just sayin’.   What does this mean?  It sounds as if what you are saying is not really true. Because you’re just saying it, there’s no foundation, no fact, just words you are saying...
katherine-gregor's picture
Feb.05.2012
I have just acquired a new friend or, perhaps I should say, a new incarnation of an old friend.  My old one has retired to a well-earned rest,  after ten years of inexhaustible patience and loyalty, his jacket a little creased and bleached through lying too long in the sun, and a few...
katherine-gregor's picture
Jan.21.2012
  Say sidewalk, elevator or garbage, and the English will wince in disgust and mutter the almost unspeakable.  “That’s American,” they will remark before casting you out of Society for polluting the purity of Shakespeare’s tongue.  Using French, however, suggests to them a classy je...
luke-james's picture
Oct.28.2011
The English, those sometimes politely arrogant bastards who invented the language, often take great delight in calling things whatever they damn well please, and logic, be hanged! For example, in England a “Public School” is in fact an exclusive, obscenely expensive, private school where the Ruling...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.07.2011
The word “Anglophile” designates someone who “greatly admires or favors England and things English.” England is a romantic country, filled with traditional and intelligent people who no doubt will maintain England’s charm so we may always enjoy or look forward to enjoying its many historical facets...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.04.2011
I find it interesting that people have a tendency to think English when they think princess but history will show that being Jewish does not exclude one from being a European princess. People don't realize that the world was much smaller back in the Middle Ages and a thorough look back into history...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.27.2011
The Cotswold wool trade was declining so badly many people in the Cotswolds had to move elsewhere and those who stayed were often starving during the era surrounding 1678. If you visit the Cotswolds in the English countryside, take notice of the churches in the area, which were built by English...