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Old 02-22-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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The Brits have the art of "politing you to death" mastered. An impoverished, Southern belle of certain vintage can only aspire to such subtle put downs.

For examples of such behaviour - any of Jane Austen's novels, especially the films, are perfect.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:10 PM   #4
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American man claims he’s the rightful king of England and intends to fly over from Colorado to seize power
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A man from the US has claimed he is the rightful King of England in a newspaper
Allan V. Evans from Wheat Ridge, Colorado took out a giant advert in The Times
He says he is a descendant of Cunedda Wledig, founder of the Kingdom of Wales
Despite his demands he will allow Queen Elizabeth to stay in power until she dies
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...g-England.html


Grand: Mr Evans' giant advertisement in The Times on Tuesday that
underline his demands
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Mr Evans and what army?
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:10 PM   #6
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That should prove entertaining. The morning Piccadilly line tube trip from Heathrow will either fuel the army's inner fire, or send them whimpering back to the terminal.

In other news, the inimitable Very British Problems has a great twitter feed to share our deepest psyche. http://www.verybritishproblems.com/

And as an antidote to People of Walmart, you can try Overheard in Waitrose. http://thedailyquicky.com/the-ten-be...e-during-2014/ Please note that we are not the couple referred to at #10, and our squirrels do not feed on cashews and goats' milk (the occasional almond and grape, maybe).
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He should be careful of what he wants. After the muzzies take over they may just give it to him.
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If they're in a spendy mood, they can take the Heathrow Express! And, I think Canadians and Seattleites would give the Brits a run for their money in terms of studied passive-aggressiveness.

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That should prove entertaining. The morning Piccadilly line tube trip from Heathrow will either fuel the army's inner fire, or send them whimpering back to the terminal.

In other news, the inimitable Very British Problems has a great twitter feed to share our deepest psyche. http://www.verybritishproblems.com/

And as an antidote to People of Walmart, you can try Overheard in Waitrose. http://thedailyquicky.com/the-ten-be...e-during-2014/ Please note that we are not the couple referred to at #10, and our squirrels do not feed on cashews and goats' milk (the occasional almond and grape, maybe).
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Where do you think we Canadians got that trait from? It sure as hell wasn't from the French.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:55 PM   #10
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Revealed: The most adulterous towns in the UK where THOUSANDS of residents are having an affair (and number one will surprise you)
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A dating website for cheating partners mapped the location data of members
Tunbridge Wells was most adulterous town - with 2.20 per cent having an affair
People living in Barry, Wales, were the most faithful, with 0.18 percent cheating
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...-cheat-UK.html


Revealed: A map showing the top 10 most adulterous towns in
the UK. The Index, compiled by Illicit Encounters - the UK's
leading dating site for adulterers - mapped the location data of its
1.1 million members against each town's adult population to find
the most adulterous towns, cities, and London boroughs in the
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Meh , only approximately 2% but it would be
much much more if the British shaved their armpits.

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Old 04-25-2017, 11:00 AM   #12
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'Welcome to the world of weak coffee!' Canadian café chain Tim Hortons divides customers as it arrives in the UK with some slamming its 'notoriously bad' drinks (but others fear its doughnuts will make them fat)

Tim Hortons will first open in Glasgow before rapidly expanding across the UK
Canadian chain is famous for its TimBits dough 'holes' and its cheap coffee
Some Twitter users say the coffee is 'notoriously weak' in its home country


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/fo...unches-UK.html


Tim Hortons was founded in Ontario in 1964 by professional
ice hockey player Tim Horton and now has 5,000 restaurants
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:02 AM   #13
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Why Americanisms are totally awesome: Countdown's Susie Dent reveals she loves phrases from across the pond (so how many do YOU use?)

Susie Dent claimed phrases such as 'stiff upper lip' came from the United States
The 52-year-old lexicographer has been on Countdown for the past 25 years
The dictionary expert said she receives angry emails because of Americanisms
She said British people should welcome these gifts which improve the language


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ricanisms.html


Countdown's dictionary corner expert Susie Dent, pictured, claimed
that even William Shakespeare used the American spelling of 'honor'
100 times more than the correct 'honour'



According to Ms Dent, many words have been absorbed into English
from America without causing much of a controversy, although
phrases such as 'reaching out' can cause annoyance


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'I love American English,' she said. 'The voices thundering across the Atlantic at the moment are not to everyone's taste. But it's time to let our stiff upper lip relax a little, and revel in the capacity of our language to embrace new influences and emerge triumphant. 'Stiff upper lip', as it happens, that quintessentially British phrase, was another gift to our language from American shores.'
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Villagers fill potholes with rubber ducks in possibly the most British protest ever.

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Summer in Britain!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...-Festival.html
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Just like to point out that the 2 young girls in the above picture are either foreigners visiting, soft southerners or possibly photo shopped in to the picture.
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Just like to point out that the 2 young girls in the above picture are either foreigners visiting, soft southerners or possibly photo shopped in to the picture.
I can handle the rain and mud fine. It's the midges that made me want to shoot myself in the head in the Highlands.
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Inside the church of skulls and bones: Chilling images of a tiny chapel in Kent reveal it is decorated with the remains of more than 2,000 locals who died 800 years ago

A church in Kent is home to the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human bones and skulls
The collection includes over 1,000 skulls on shelves and one single stack of bones is over 1.8m in height
There have been many theories as to who the people were and how they came to be resting in the crypt
This includes Danish pirates, men who fell in the Battle of Hastings, and Anglo-Saxons killed in battle


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...an-skulls.html


The morbid collection, which is thought to include the skulls and
bones of around 2,000 people, is housed at St Leonard's Church,
Hythe, Kent



The collection includes over 1,000 skulls on the shelves in four
arched bays, and one single stack of bones is over 1.8m in height
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I like the fact that it is still an active church, just with a well preserved ossary in the crypt.
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Wonder why some of them are facing the wall. Facial damage, perhaps.
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What kind of twisted mind looks on bones and skulls as "decorations?"
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'Anyone who chooses a 3 or 4 is going to hell': The 'Pantone colour' guide to TEA goes viral (and provokes some VERY strong opinions about how to make the perfect brew)

Twitter account Yorkshire Problems tweeted a visual guide to cups of tea
Image shows different shades ranging from black and strong to milky and weak
The most popular option was 'D2' - fairly weak with just a splash of milk


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/fo...l-Twitter.html


The comedy account Yorkshire Problems tweeted this image of a
Pantone guide to tea - which reveals the many different ways you
can brew a cup of English Breakfast
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Earl Grey with sugar.
Pi Lo Chun with agave.
Peppermint and lemon verbena with agave.

Never, ever, milk.
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Black, just as it pours out of the pot. Looks like A1 or B2.
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