Month: February 2020

The Most Beautiful Independent Bookshops in London, England

One of my favourite things to do in any city is to track down independent bookshops. Whether it’s a day trip or a lengthy vacation, I love to mark my travels with books instead of t-shirts and trinkets. With a book, you can write a few notes inside the cover, and eventually you have a …

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The Hierarchy of British Profanity in 5 Levels

hierarchy of british swear words

WARNING: This post contains off-colour language. It’s all quite clinical, but if that sort of thing offends you, this is your warning to click away to something safer – like the 1995 version of Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth. Sometimes, overly eager Anglophiles and travellers get hold of some British slang and start using …

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What’s the Difference Between England, Scotland, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, & the British Isles?

what's the difference between united kingdom and great britain

What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and the British Isles? And where do Scotland and Wales fit in? Are they countries?  States? Provinces? Is a Scotman British?  It’s understandably confusing to anyone who doesn’t (a) live there, or (b) spend a fair bit of time visiting or studying the area.  What …

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